No-one should have to pay for essential diabetes care
People living with diabetes should never have to pay for their kidney checks. If you have been
charged for any part of your annual kidney check, you can use this
form to say that this is not acceptable.
Add your details to
generate a letter, which you'll then have a chance to edit after
clicking 'next'. The letter explains why it is a big mistake to
charge people for essential diabetes checks. It also asks decision makers in your area to stop charging right now.
checks help prevent serious diabetes-related complications, and
should happen at least once each year.
Yet a recent Diabetes UK survey has shown almost 10 per cent of people are having to pay for
urine sample bottles as part of the check.
If you haven't been charged you can still help by sharing this tool with friends, family and colleagues living with diabetes. This will help more people who have been unfairly charged for this crucial check.
You can find out more about the 15 Healthcare Essentials which should be on offer to everyone living with diabetes on our website. All the details of Diabetes UK's policy on kidney checks are also available online.
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