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Latest issue: Focus on research with BiAP and Cell Pouch reports

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The BiAP is the bio-inspired artificial pancreas, we have an update on progress from this British-based endeavour. Moving overseas, we have another research report on Cell Pouch technology, an implantable matrix that can hold stem beta cells so you can produce insulin read more »

INPUT guides to tech access

Monday, December 12th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Written by INPUT, Diabetes UK and JDRF, and checked for accuracy by NICE, these Type 1 technology guides provide a summary of NICE recommendations on diabetes technology, the strength of the recommendation within the guidance, and how to access different technologies. There read more »

Technology will improve future well-being (it is believed by many)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Brits are embracing the future with 60% thinking that technology will improve their future wellbeing. Almost half back further research into DNA sequencing and editing, while over a third of Londoners say they would be microchipped! European neighbours are less optimistic about future read more »

Cellnovo and the Pepper Project

Monday, July 4th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cellnovo’s diabetes management system has been selected for inclusion in a three-year project funded by European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, which is aimed at investigating new technologies to help improve the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes. The project, named PEPPER (Patient read more »

Medtronic plans for Type 2 CGMs

Monday, June 6th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Medtronic is to work with Qualcomm Life to develop a new generation of smaller, affordable continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with Type 2 diabetes (as well as those with Type 1). Currently, CGM devices are mostly prescribed for people with Type read more »

Implantable diabetes technology is here!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 | 0 Comments
OK, well maybe not quite here yet, but it is undergoing extensive tests now, so it will be with us shortly. Taking continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) onto a new level, not only does this new kit last longer, it’s tucked away out read more »

Colour-coded blood test results

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | 2 Comments
The new One Touch Select Plus is the new meter from Lifescan features a neat 3-colour ‘Range Indicator’ that shows your test result to be blue, green or red indicating if you are low, in range or high. You can personalize these read more »

Abbott’s Freestyle Libre — an update on availability

Monday, January 11th, 2016 | 0 Comments
How Abbott brought its Libre sensor and reader to the diabetes marketplace Abbott has announced the creation of a high-production line for making its Libre flash glucose monitoring system. It means that improved availability of its in-demand sensors will be a reality by read more »

Disappointing sales for Sanofi in diabetes care arena

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sanofi will focus less on diabetes monitoring devices, Chief Executive Officer Olivier Brandicourt said at the end of October (2015) after projecting disappointing sales for the company’s treatments for the disease, including two new products. Sanofi projects that diabetes sales will probably read more »

Diabetes Glucolog Lite app from Menarini

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 | 0 Comments
The GlucoMen Areo, the newest blood test meter from Menarini (see KIT on p.) , features QuickLink technology. This uses NFC (Near Field Communication), the technology that is used for contactless payments with your debit card (if enabled). NFC is currently NOT read more »

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