Blood Glucose Monitoring

Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  has decided to move towards a preferred supplier of GlucoRx Nexus Blood Glucose Meters and over the coming months will be working with practices and community pharmacists to help support patients during the transfer to one of three new meters. Supplies of new meters will be delivered to practices from 26 January 2015.

The new meters are suitable for the following patients:
– Type 2 diabetics
– Patients aged over 18 years

The new meters are not suitable for the following patients although a new meter will be available during the summer for some of these patients:
– Type 1 diabetics
– Patients under 18 years
– Patients with gestational diabetes
– Patients with unstable control of diabetes

Patients are being encouraged to use up existing supplies prior to the change to the new meter and training for practice staff and patients is being arranged locally.