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Nothing Beats a Blood Test (part 2)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Is blood glucose monitoring still relevant? It seems to me that it very much is. As mentioned previously, not everyone yet has access to glucose monitoring sensors, so there are plenty of reasons to blood test. By Sue Marshall As well as whatever read more »

NHS & Slimpod trial

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 0 Comments
More than 50 patients in Denton, Manchester – many with diabetes – took part in a 12-week trial designed to help them shed pounds and significantly improve their health. The results found an average weight loss of 20lb and: • 72% reported a read more »

Time-in-range CGM targets

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 0 Comments
An international panel of diabetes experts has published guidelines for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, the targets are for both research and clinical settings:   • People with Type 1 and Type 2 read more »

Latest issue: Actiste, an all-in-one solution to both insulin injecting as well as blood testing (coming soon), Abbott and Sanofi’s technologies to unite insulin delivery and CGM

Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Taking any excuse to get food on the front cover, it was fun to discover while working on a feature about summer’s food trends that someone has come up with advice on how to stop seagulls taking off with your chips. Thanks read more »

Hypo Awareness Week – take the quiz!

Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Hypo Awareness Week starts on Monday 30th September. You’ll know the feeling – trembling, sweating, cranky. But what about the people around you? Would they be able to spot the symptoms, so that they could help you out if needed? This Hypo read more »

ABCD audit: Flash improves Type 1 control

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 0 Comments
FreeStyle Libre’s flash glucose monitoring system improves control in people with Type 1 diabetes during the first six months of use, says a nationwide audit. Presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Session, the first milestone results of 1,299 people with Type read more »

COMISAIR study backs CGM use

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
Three years of follow-up from the COMISAIR study has found that glycemic outcomes in adults with T1D are impacted more by continuous glucose monitoring than by insulin delivery method. Newly published in the journal Diabetes Care, the COMISAIR study, described as a read more »

iLet ‘bionic’ pancreas trial

Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Beta Bionics, based in the US, has announced the first patients have begun home use of dasiglucagon – a stable glucagon analogue – in a clinical trial of the company’s iLet bionic pancreas system for people with Type 1 diabetes. The iLet device features read more »

Sanofi on-body device

Monday, September 16th, 2019 | 0 Comments
A company developing and manufacturing advanced wearable infusion devices has entered into a multi-product development agreement with insulin supplier Sanofi. Developed and manufactured by Enable Injections, the enFuse is an on-body device which allows people to self-administer subcutaneous delivery of high-volume medicines and has read more »

Calorie labelling cop out?

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK has called for the Government not to water down plans to introduce mandatory calorie labelling in restaurant, cafe and takeaway chains, which could result in just 0.3% of businesses in England adopting the proposed legislation. The Government’s original plans for calorie read more »