WE know that diabetes technology, like Flash glucose monitoring, continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pumps can greatly improve people’s health and quality of life.

But too many people still don’t have access to the technology they need to best manage their condition.

Shockingly, in some areas of the UK, only five per cent of people with type one diabetes can access Flash, compared with more than 70 per cent in other areas.

What’s more, we’re seeing growing numbers of people with type two diabetes self-funding Flash because the technology isn’t available to them on the NHS.

People with and affected by diabetes have told us they want to see better access to diabetes technology.

And we agree.

But now we want to hear about your experiences.

So talk to us.

Our survey at smartsurvey.

co.uk/s/diabetestech is now live, and is open until Sunday, March 1.

Whether your experiences have been positive or negative, whether you want to talk about yourself, or about someone you care for, your views will help shape our work in this vital area.

With your help, we can ensure that everyone who could benefit from diabetes technology can access it.

CLARE HOWARTH Head of the North of England at Diabetes UK