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Technological innovations to improve the life of people living with diabetes, including insulin pumps, CGM sensors, nanotechnology.

TOUCHCARE Sensor by Medtrum

Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Medtrum supplies both an insulin patch pump and a CGM sensor for people with diabetes who might need one or the other, or both. The A6 Touchcare system comes complete with apps as well as a comprehensive website that carries tutorial videos on read more »

We declare this the Year of the Sensor

Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Diabetes healthcare is being boosted by greater access to and understanding of what these little bits of wearable wellness can do for users. When we published a feature, A Sensor Adventure, in the summer of 2017, there really weren’t that many about, they read more »

Insulin pump insurance

Monday, August 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments
With effect from 1 June 2018 Insulin Pump Insurance administered by Burnett and Associates introduced 24-hour contact centre support for both claims and service. The claims process has also been refreshed to be fully completed over the telephone to make it easier. read more »

Smart prevention of hypos

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Protomer Technologies has taken the top prize in this year’s 2 Diabetes Innovation Challenge, worth $150k in the competition run by American-based T1D Exchange. The Challenge is a world-wide competition run by T1D Exchange to identify, nurture and fast-track innovative scientific and read more »

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 »
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