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Living with diabetes
One in 11 adults has diabetes.* Because this number is growing steadily, this metabolic disease is gaining importance – worldwide. For an ever increasing number of people concerned, it has become a major factor in their lives. Maybe diabetes plays a role in your life as well. Whether a family member is affected or you have to deal with the disease yourself, it is important for you to be fully informed about relevant products and the optimal way to use them. It is vital for you to know about the available options to help handle, treat and manage diabetes. We are more than happy to support you in this task:
B. Braun offers you diabetes care products which meet all the mandatory standards – and more. We have gathered practical advice and try to support you when treating the disease. On the following pages, we offer up-to-date product information as well as tips and tricks. The bottom line is: We want you to be safe!
* Source: International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th edition, 2017.
B. Braun Medical Ltd. has taken the decision to discontinue the Omnitest® 3 and Omnitest® 5 blood glucose meter from the UK market. This decision was taken as methods of diabetes treatment are rapidly evolving. We have observed a clear trend away from intermittent (BGM) blood glucose monitoring, such as B. Braun Omnitest®, towards continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) which allows more adherence to therapy and a better quality of life for patients.
The discontinuation will be implemented gradually with completion envisaged for the end of 2021:
- 30th September 2020: no new Omnitest® 3 or Omnitest® 5 meters will be available. Patients requiring new or replacement meters will be advised to seek an alternative provider.
- 31st December 2021: Omnitest® 3 and Omnitest® 5 test strips will be removed from Drug Tariff and will no longer be available on prescription or to purchase.
As part of this process the Omnican® Lance Soft lancets will also be removed from the Drug Tariff from the 31st December 2021.
Please note: Due to the added benefits the FORA Advance Blood Glucose and Ketone meter offers, it will remain in the company’s portfolio and available to patients along with the Omnican Fine® pen needle range.
If you have any further questions please contact us
We thank you for your continued support,
B. Braun Medical Ltd: Diabetes
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