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Parliamentary questions
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1 February 2017
E-000715-17
Question for written answer E-000715-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Giovanni La Via (PPE)

 Subject:  Glucose meters
 Answer in writing 

The incidence of diabetes is rising among both the elderly and young people. Glucose meters are important instruments enabling individuals to monitor their blood sugar for themselves, a practice that is becoming increasingly essential both in treating diabetes and preventing its complications. In Italy there are a large number of glucose meters on the market (over 20), all with software to log and record data into the memory, and different cables. This creates difficulties and inconsistency in monitoring blood sugar levels through a finger prick.

Would the Commission agree that these instruments should be harmonised so that cables and software are not tied to any particular model?

Original language of question: IT 
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