SPARE THE TIME, TO EMAIL ALL YOUR LOCAL TD’S – #LIBRE4ALL

SPARE THE TIME, TO EMAIL ALL YOUR LOCAL TD’S – #LIBRE4ALL

Yesterday evening 5th April 2018, and on behalf of the diabetes community, we send an email to all TD’s in Dail Eireann inviting them to accept the petition signed by over 17,700 people, alongside Deputies Frank O’Rourke TD and Mary Butler TD on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

We would really appreciate it, if any of you can spare the time, to email all your local TD’s too. They want to hear how many of their constituents are affected by this. We have prepared a draft to get you started, just

“Copy & Paste”

but feel free to edit or create your own.

 “Who’s My TD” here is where you can find the TDs for your area.

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(Insert your address here)

Re: Acceptance of Petition by TDs to make Freestyle Libre Blood Glucose Monitor available, based on Clinical Need, for all people with Type 1 Diabetes

Dear Deputy<INSERT TD’S NAME HERE>
(Emails for TD’s in your constituency can be found at
http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp…)

My name is <INSERT>. I am an adult with type 1 diabetes/a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes and OPTIONAL TO INSERT YOUR PERSONAL SITUATION HERE.

As a constituent living with diabetes, I am asking you to represent me, and all your constituents living with diabetes, to accept a petition alongside Deputies Frank O’Rourke TD and Mary Butler TD on Wednesday 18th April 2018, at the gates of Leinster House at 11:30am.

The petition, signed by over 17,500 people is calling for the HSE to make the Freestyle Libre glucose monitor available to all people with diabetes based on clinical need at the discretion of their diabetes consultant and to remove the age barrier, recently set by the HSE.

I would also appreciate your help in bringing this issue to the attention of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris by placing a parliamentary question asking him to clarify his reasons for excluding people over 21 years of age with Type 1 diabetes from accessing this new life changing technology.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

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