The Isle of Man’s health service will provide sensor systems to adults and children with Type 1 diabetes.
Freestyle Libre sensors will be available for adults who meet specific medical criteria based upon NHS England recommendations, identified by the specialist Diabetes team at Noble’s Hospital.
Freestyle Libre and Dexcom G6 will be available for children with Type 1 diabetes until they transition to adult services, where they may be offered the Freestyle Libre sensors and monitors, subject to meeting the clinical criteria set by NHS England.
The sensor systems will become available in the Isle of Man through the NHS from November via a staged implementation programme. Patients and parents will need to undertake online or face-to-face training to ensure they understand fully how to utilise the systems, and to ensure compliance. Patient’s eligibility and use of the system will be monitored and reviewed every six months in line with NHS guidance.