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An amusing choice with Tickleflex insulin injection aid

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 | 0 Comments
TickleFLEX is a very simple award-winning device that fits on the needle of an insulin pen and distracts the pain signals, hides the needle, gathers a small fold of subcutaneous tissue and secures the needle in place, making the whole injecting process read more »

Cellnovo’s new website

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Cellnovo.com has a new-look website, with streamlined navigation and easier access to key content. Its new homepage showcases the most searched information, including the 7 reasons to choose Cellnovo, stories from Cellnovo users, as well as company news. www.cellnovo.com/en News items and features like read more »

NovoPen Echo insulin pen

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 | 0 Comments
The NovoPen Echo insulin pen has been available for about a year, an improvement over the previous versions of this iconic pen as it comes with a memory function which records the last insulin dose in units as well as the time read more »

Insulin Injection aid: Novofine Needle Remover

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Novofine Needle Remover involves taking the needle off the end of the pen, not just the needle shaft. It is a special cap that fits over the needle on the end of your insulin pen and neatly grips it so you read more »

Islet start up to fast-track transplants

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
Islexa is a new bio-tech start-up which will be developing laboratory grown islets cells the aim being to replace insulin production in people with Type 1 diabetes. Islexa is built on research from University of Aberdeen, which looked into re-programming normal pancreatic read more »

Submission for Libre on prescription

Friday, October 14th, 2016 | 0 Comments
At the moment in the UK, the FreeStyle Libre system from Abbott is available to purchase online by interested diabetics and is also being used by the NHS in certain circumstances. It is not yet available on prescription but the company’s plan read more »

Glycogen powder in development

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
A glucogen powder now in development by Eli Lilly to treat dangerously low blood sugar in patients with Type 1 diabetes, the goal being to replace the large needles now available (but seldom used) to inject glucogen during hypoglycaemic attacks with an read more »

FreeStyle Libre sensor stickers from a T1 wanting to share some fun

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Stephanie Haack (pictured) was diagnosed with T1D seven years ago and to a great extent was self-diagnosed, thanks to the internet. She says, “I Googled thirst and tiredness. The search results were pretty clear. The next day, the doctors made it official. read more »

Ascencia ascends to raise awareness for diabetes

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Climbers in the mist on the way up Ben Nevis and below at the summit. Left to right Ben Letcher, Robert Gilkes, Richard Wrighte, Catherine Kulle, Ros Barker, Talwinder Nagra, Nicholas Cull, Catriona Rasman, Phil Shaffner, Neeraj Kibe. Photos Katie Taylor. Staff from read more »

SugarBEAT glucose monitoring system

Monday, July 11th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Nemaura Medical, based in Loughborough, UK, received European regulatory (CE) approval, and following improvements to the user interface and reduction in size of the device, plans to introduce its SugarBEAT continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system to the European market in early 2017. read more »