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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  looked at some of the clinical trials being undertaken in what is being referred to as a ‘bionic’ or ‘artificial’ pancreas (AP), also known as closed-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 Tac 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 »

SugarBEAT glucose monitoring system

Monday, July 11th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Nemaura Medical, based in Loughborough, UK, received European regulatory (CE) approval, and following improvements to the user interface and reduction in size of the device, plans to introduce its SugarBEAT continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system to the European market in early 2017. read more »

Latest issue and the FreeStyle Libre

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Our latest issue takes a look at pumpwear from Sweden thanks to AnnaPS. There’s fun Libre sensor stickers from Pep Me Up, as well as a look at a soon-to-be-with-us technology in the form of SugarBeat, a daily-use patch for continuous glucose read more »

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