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Sensor Adventure: a look at CGM and Flash glucose monitoring sensors

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Model wears Dexcom CGM sensor and reader. What is CGM? Simply standing for continuous glucose monitoring, CGM has taken a long time to be truly appreciated. Considered expensive, only with increased usage by both HCPs becoming familiar with the technology as well as read more »

Sensor adventure — feature on CGMs, flash glucose monitoring and hacking

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The latest issue of the online magazine is out featuring an interview with Tim Omer, part of the Nightscout contingent (’tis he on the cover), as well as feature looking at all currently available CGM systems in the UK. There’s news on read more »

NICE guidance FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 | 0 Comments
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring. Published date: 4 July 2017. These guidelines have come prior to news of FreeStyle Libre becoming available on UK formulary (i.e. available on prescription). Something that Abbott, the read more »

Closed loop, artificial pancreases — what are they, what do they do, who is developing them?

Friday, May 19th, 2017 | 0 Comments
In this article I  look at some of the clinical trials being undertaken in what is being refer to as a ‘bionic’ or ‘artificial’ pancreas (AP), also known as close-loop insulin delivery. It is an overview and therefore not entirely comprehensive. As read more »

My Diabetes Kit — The Grumpy Pumper

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Twitter: @grumpy_pumper We can’t tell you his real name, as that would be breaking protocol, and we’d hate to blow his cover. This is the Grumpy Pumper, who has had Type I diabetes since 1995 when he was diagnosed at age 25. Looking back read more »

Skin Tac for CGM sensor users

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Skin Tac is an adhesive barrier wipe renowned for its bonding qualities between tape and skin. If you are having issues with sensors sliding off or infusion sets coming loose, Skin Tac could be the solution. Tapes adhere better with Skin read more »

Proof of positive impact of CGM for diabetics on injections

Monday, January 30th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The DIaMonD study (Multiple Daily Injections and Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes) is the first-of-its-kind study that demonstrates the impact of CGM on A1C and hypoglycemia in participants on a multiple daily injection insulin regimen. Published 24 January in Journal of the American read more »

Submission for Libre on prescription

Friday, October 14th, 2016 | 0 Comments
At the moment in the UK, the FreeStyle Libre system from Abbott is available to purchase online by interested diabetics and is also being used by the NHS in certain circumstances. It is not yet available on prescription but the company’s plan read more »

FreeStyle Libre sensor stickers from a T1 wanting to share some fun

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Stephanie Haack (pictured) was diagnosed with T1D seven years ago and to a great extent was self-diagnosed, thanks to the internet. She says, “I Googled thirst and tiredness. The search results were pretty clear. The next day, the doctors made it official. read more »

Follow the Libre

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pharmaceutical and medical technology company Abbott recently hosted an event in Stockholm for a gathering of European bloggers, many of whom were sporting one of Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre sensors, as well as insulin pumps. The event was to bring news to the European read more »
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