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

We are making significant progress in increasing the number of pumps that are available to under-18s and to those who are over 18. Some health boards have made greater progress than others, but the Government recognises the real difference that pumps can make to the lives of individuals should they be clinically appropriate. Of course, it will not always be clinically appropriate for patients to move on to an insulin pump. We are working with individual boards to make sure that they have plans in place to be able to deliver the increase in the use of insulin pumps that we want to see, particularly among our under-18s as well as in the wider patient group.