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KIT THAT’S COMING SOON: Tandem t:slim X2 Insulin Pump

Monday, July 16th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tandem’s t:Slim X2 insulin pump This insulin pump from an American manufacturer is set to create a stir in Britain, bringing slim, simple and sophisticated options to the choice currently available. At the end of April American-based Tandem Diabetes Care, a medical device read more »

FreeStyle Libre postcode lottery? Check your area

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 | 0 Comments
Before people in your area can get flash technology (FreeStyle Libre) on prescription, your local NHS leaders need to agree their own policies. Frustratingly, this will mean that the situation is different depending on where you live. Diabetes UK does not want read more »

All change for Animas users? Yes, and no (or at least ‘not yet’).

Friday, January 26th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Animas UK and Ireland has confirmed that it is withdrawing from the insulin pump supply market and is presently working through a transition period with current users of the Animas Vibe insulin pump delivery system. The news that Animas was to exit the read more »

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 of this British-based endeavour. Moving overseas, we have another research report on Cell Pouch technology being researched in Canada. This is an implantable matrix that can hold stem beta 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 »
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