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Medical Device Alert: Managing diabetes

26 Oct 2016

Managing diabetes: patients should not change their insulin delivery device without checking with their healthcare specialist. 

If patients are contacted directly by a manufacturer or other organisations to try and use a different insulin therapy system they should first discuss this with their diabetes specialist to avoid risk of hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia or diabetic ketoacidosis. 

Further details of the alert and action for healthcare professionals to take are available on the MHRA website