Minister for Health promises further government help for people with diabetes
Minister for Health Chris Fearne said yesterday that thanks to the National Plan against Diabetes, the government will provide further assistance to people suffering from this condition.
While visiting an activity organised by the Association for Diabetes in Sliema, Mr Fearne said that as from next year, people with diabetes will have more medicines listed in the government's formulary of medicines, including medicines like gliptins and repaglinide. The Minister said that the free medicinal diabetes sticks, which until now were five free of charge to children under 18, will now be given to any person suffering from Type 1 diabetes, irrespective of their age.
The plan is to have sticks made available free of charge for people suffering from any type of diabetes.
More than 30,000 people in Malta suffer from diabetes he added, and thanked the association for their help in the community .