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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 »

Nothing beats a blood test (Part 1)

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
While CGM and other on-body sensor technology continue to make waves in diabetes care, many of us are still using relatively old-fashioned ‘finger stick’ blood testing meters. Here’s an overview of the meter market, by Sue Marshall, editor. The lancing device, lancet, fingerprick, read more »

Diabetes UK report State of the Nation 2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 | 0 Comments
In July Diabetes UK launched its State of the Nation report, Time to take control of diabetes. The day of the event, held at the Houses of Parliament, was the day Teresa May was made the Prime Minister, the first to have read more »

Pink edition Accu-Chek Mobile blood test system

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Accu-Chek Mobile system now has a Limited Pink Edition. The Accu-Chek Mobile system is one of the leading blood glucose monitoring systems in the UK and ROI. Since it was launched to the market in 2009, it has made blood glucose read more »

Diabetes Glucolog Lite app from Menarini

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 | 0 Comments
The GlucoMen Areo, the newest blood test meter from Menarini (see KIT on p.) , features QuickLink technology. This uses NFC (Near Field Communication), the technology that is used for contactless payments with your debit card (if enabled). NFC is currently NOT read more »

Diabetic passports to improve school success by IDDT

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Schools are being encouraged to adopt a new diabetes ‘passport’ to help drive up standards of care for pupils with the condition. To assist in this, the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT), has introduced The Parents Passport for Schools, available to teachers across read more »

GlucoWise non-invasive blood glucose testing

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 | 10 Comments
Recent miniaturisation efforts in wireless technology have paved the way for the development of unobtrusive medical devices that can be included in the clothing or on the surface of the human body to provide ‘always on’ connectivity. These constantly connected read more »

Diabetes and sport, your stories

Friday, October 31st, 2014 | 0 Comments
In this issue we’ve got lots of lovely photos of readers who’ve gone out and got on with it, ‘it’ meaning doing diabetes and sport! From kayaking, to doing the Lands End to John O’Groats bike ride, and hoofing it up Kilimanjaro, read more »

A simple touch with Verio iQ

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 | 0 Comments
The OneTouch Verio IQ and OneTouch Verio Pro from Lifescan have previously been on the market, and were designed for patients who want to be more proactive and autonomous with their diabetes management. The OneTouch Verio is a new device in the read more »

Healthy apps for diabetes care

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 | 0 Comments
A computer programme designed for a particular purpose, applications (apps) are downloaded onto Smart phones and might well improve your behaviours (if you bother to use them!). With a condition like diabetes with it’s specific needs, and the fact that so many numbers read more »
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