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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 »

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 »

Abbott’s Freestyle Libre — an update on availability

Monday, January 11th, 2016 | 0 Comments
How Abbott brought its Libre sensor and reader to the diabetes marketplace Abbott has announced the creation of a high-production line for making its Libre flash glucose monitoring system. It means that improved availability of its in-demand sensors will be a reality by read more »

Latest issue Desang diabetes magazine

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Our latest issue includes a summary of the fab new kit that’s out there now. We’d reported on it ‘coming soon’ and now it’s here in the form of the Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump, the new Medtronic Minimed 640g with SmartGuard technology, read more »
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