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This is closed loop: Introducing Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G insulin delivery system

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Medtronic MiniMed 670g with Enlite sensor Introducing the MiniMed 670G with SmartGuard technology, the world’s first self-adjusting insulin pump system, reducing the burden of living with Type 1 diabetes. By Sue Marshall, editor, Desang Diabetes Magazine. The MiniMed 670G system with SmartGuard Auto Mode read more »

Moby, the Medical Detection Dog: an update

Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Moby, the hypo detecting dog. We’ve covered Moby’s story before, as she is a medical detection dog who has been trained to sniff out hypos. Speaking on behalf of the charity Medical Detection Dogs, Claire Pesterfield, who herself has T1D and has her read more »

Ascensia to bring out POCTech CGM sensor option

Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Ascensia has partnered with POCTech to bring out it’s CGM device Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced it has entered into a global alliance with Zhejiang POCTech, Co., Ltd (POCTech), a developer and manufacturer of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Ascensia will be the read more »

Kelloggs amends labels on the pack

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 0 Comments
As reported by Karen Hoggan Business reporter for the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk/kelloggs), breakfast cereal brand Kellogg’s will be put ‘traffic light’ labelling on most of its packs sold in the UK, having previously refused to do so. The UK government’s voluntary scheme, introduced read more »

Connect Immune Research report

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 0 Comments
A report has revealed rapidly rising rates of autoimmune conditions are costing the UK billions each year. The report shows direct and indirect costs to the UK for just three autoimmune conditions alone – Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis read more »

Diabetes UK in bed with Britvic

Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 0 Comments
At the end of 2018, it was announced in a somewhat surprise move, that Diabetes UK had partnered with Britvic, the British company, purveyor of soft drinks brands 7Up, Drench, Fruit Shoot, Gatorade, J20, Pepsi Max, Purdey’s, R Whites Lemonade, Robinsons and read more »

Royal visit to artificial pancreas research at Addenbrookes Hospital

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | 0 Comments
Her Royal Highness with Professor Roman Hovorka at Addenbrookes Hospital. In November 2018, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Addenbrooke’s Hospital to see the world-leading type 1 diabetes technology being developed there by Professor Roman Hovorka of the University of Cambridge. The read more »

Latest issue: This is closed loop, a full report on Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system, along with other news.

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 0 Comments
In an extended feature, we look at Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G system, a hybrid closed loop. We talk to developers as well as Rob Howe, who is someone who has been using the system for nearly a year. Plus, there’s been a royal read more »

Second issue of Type 1: Origins comic now out!

Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Type 1: Attack of the Ketones is the second issue of the Type 1: Origins comic series sponsored by NHS England. The comic was the QiC Diabetes winner last year, and was an initiative by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Alexandra read more »

Time, Lords and Sensors: How we got to here, and where we go next

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre data can be viewed via a smartphone app. According to news released on 14 November, coincidentally World Diabetes Day, there will be nation-wide availability of Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre flash glucose sensor on the NHS (for those who qualify) thereby ending read more »
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