HC Deb 13 December 1948 vol 459 c91W
13. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Minister of Food what arrangements obtain in his Department for the extra feeding of diabetics.

Mr. Strachey

Persons who produce a medical certificate indicating that they suffer from diabetes retain all their rations excepting sugar. In addition they are allowed 12 oz. of butter and margarine, 12 oz. of cheese and two rations of meat a week. Where the medical certificate classifies a diabetic patient as being in need of a special supply of milk, a priority allowance of seven pints a week is also granted.