New  demonstrate better glucose control and fewer hospital admissions for people with Type 1 diabetes using the Flash glucose monitoring system (Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre).

According to Dr Chris Walton, “People in the UK living with Type 1 diabetes who use the FreeStyle Libre system spend a greater time in the ideal glucose range over a 14-day period the more they scan and this increased time in range is associated with a significant improvement in HbA1c. People with Type 1 diabetes who used the FreeStyle Libre showed a reduction in diabetes distress and were less likely to be admitted to hospital.”

This is according to new audit data released at The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions in June 2020 by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD). The ABCD audit, an independent national audit supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott, looks at the real-world experience of people using the FreeStyle Libre system and how it impacts their glycaemic control.  Clinicians are invited to submit the data they collect to a secure web-based tool. A total of114 NHS sites have registered for the audit.

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