Type 2 Diabetes (Treatment)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th May 2013.

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Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

Of course, it is for clinicians to determine the type of treatment that is most appropriate to an individual patient, having regard to local and national clinical guidelines. The member will be aware that the managed clinical network on diabetes has been established and is looking at implementing a prescribing strategy to address areas of variation in the way in which patients are prescribed with various forms of medication in the treatment of their condition. We will continue with that work and continue to support the work of the managed clinical network to reduce variation in how patients who have diabetes are treated in different parts of the country.