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Islet start up to fast-track transplants

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
Islexa is a new bio-tech start-up which will be developing laboratory grown islets cells the aim being to replace insulin production in people with Type 1 diabetes. Islexa is built on research from University of Aberdeen, which looked into re-programming normal pancreatic 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 »

Glycogen powder in development

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
A glucogen powder now in development by Eli Lilly to treat dangerously low blood sugar in patients with Type 1 diabetes, the goal being to replace the large needles now available (but seldom used) to inject glucogen during hypoglycaemic attacks with an 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 »

Ascencia ascends to raise awareness for diabetes

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Climbers in the mist on the way up Ben Nevis and below at the summit. Left to right Ben Letcher, Robert Gilkes, Richard Wrighte, Catherine Kulle, Ros Barker, Talwinder Nagra, Nicholas Cull, Catriona Rasman, Phil Shaffner, Neeraj Kibe. Photos Katie Taylor. Staff from 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 »

My diabetes kit Lee Calladine

Monday, June 13th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Lee Calladine (in red) takes a leap of faith! Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on his 33rd birthday, Lee Calladine’s life changed totally on that day. He not only lives with diabetes but works in diabetes care as part of the UK branch read more »

NICE medtech innovation briefing on MiniMed 640g

Monday, March 21st, 2016 | 0 Comments
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on MiniMed 640G system with SmartGuard for managing blood glucose levels in people with Type 1 diabetes. The MiniMed 640G integrated sensor-augmented pump therapy system with SmartGuard is a continuous glucose monitoring and insulin delivery read more »

Why we need INPUT Diabetes to help us get funding for insulin pumps and CGM

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Our latest issue is out and features athlete Mel Stephenson who competes at an international level while wearing an insulin pump. We also talk to Lesley Jordan, another Type 1 on a pump and also Chief Executive at INPUT Diabetes, which supports read more »

Heatholders keep diabetic feet warm

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Heat Holders range of products keeps growing. As far as have ever been tested, Heat Holders are the warmest thermal wear products in the world with a thermal tog rating of 2.34. For diabetics worried about having cold feet, or who read more »
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