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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 »

Ways of seeing – how to interpret data read-outs

Friday, November 9th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Interpreting data read-outs is a skill, and for those new to it, it can be daunting. Here DSN  Peter Jennings* talks us through viewing a FreeStyle Libre download. Peter Jennings is a T1D and DSN. These days he spends four days as an read more »

Abbott′s FreeStyle Libre 2, with Optional Real-Time Alarms, Secures CE Mark for Use in Europe

Friday, October 5th, 2018 | 0 Comments
People living with diabetes in Europe now have the choice to be alerted in real-time of hypoglycaemia (low glucose levels) or hyperglycaemia (high glucose levels) through the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). In a press release, Abbott read more »

My Diabetes Kit: Sue Wales

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 | 0 Comments
UP IN THE AIR: Sue Wales enjoying a flying lesson for her 50th birthday wearing a Medtronic insulin pump and a FreeStyle Libre. Sue Wales was 18 when she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1983 just when she was due to read more »

FreeStyle LibreLink app on iOS for iPhones

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | 0 Comments
The FreeStyle LibreLink app is now available on iOS for iPhones. Previously available on Android smartphones*, the FreeStyle LibreLink app is available for iPhone 7 and upward. Using the FreeStyle LibreLink app on a smartphone includes several updates and new features in comparison read more »

Sensor Adventure: a look at CGM and Flash glucose monitoring sensors

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Model wears Dexcom CGM sensor and reader. What is CGM? Simply standing for continuous glucose monitoring, CGM has taken a long time to be truly appreciated. Considered expensive, only with increased usage by both HCPs becoming familiar with the technology as well as read more »

Sensor adventure — feature on CGMs, flash glucose monitoring and hacking

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The latest issue of the online magazine is out featuring an interview with Tim Omer, part of the Nightscout contingent (’tis he on the cover), as well as feature looking at all currently available CGM systems in the UK. There’s news on read more »

NICE guidance FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 | 0 Comments
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring. Published date: 4 July 2017. These guidelines have come prior to news of FreeStyle Libre becoming available on UK formulary (i.e. available on prescription). Something that Abbott, the read more »

My Diabetes Kit — The Grumpy Pumper

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Twitter: @grumpy_pumper We can’t tell you his real name, as that would be breaking protocol, and we’d hate to blow his cover. This is the Grumpy Pumper, who has had Type I diabetes since 1995 when he was diagnosed at age 25. Looking back read more »

Rebecca Weddell: My Diabetes Kit

Monday, February 13th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Rebecca Weddell is nearly 42 and ‘turned 30’ in diabetes years in May 2016. Weddell’s career is a creative one, as she is a glass artist. She says, “What I do is incredibly niche. My target customers are jewellery makers, so I read more »
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