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World Health Organisation to step in on insulin cost crisis

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 0 Comments
In an article for the New York Times, Donald McNeil reported, “With insulin prices skyrocketing and substantial shortages developing in poorer countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on 13 November, a day before World Diabetes Day,  that it was to begin read more »

Patients in Germany will be prescribed health apps

Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Health apps are to be made available on prescription Germany. Patients in Germany will be prescribed health apps starting in 2020, the German parliament announced on Thursday. Health insurance firms in Germany will provide digital health services on personal electronic devices. As read more »

Latest issue: A report on JDRF’s Input Fusion diabetes technology conference

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Apologies for a late update on this, we’re revamping the main www.desang.net news website and are in what gets referred to as ‘development hell’ with things dragging on a bit. Will be worth it in the end! So news on the site read more »

Are You Injecting for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? 

Friday, October 25th, 2019 | 0 Comments
  Good injection technique is crucial to diabetes management. A team at Bournemouth University has developed a new tool to help people assess their technique and they’d love your help in reviewing the tool to make sure it’s as useful as it can read more »

A Taste of Ceylon – cinnamon capsules giveaway!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
These cinnamon capsules are made with Cinnamon Hill’s own fresh and organic Ceylon cinnamon, harvested from plantations in Sri Lanka and capsuled in the UK. They are totally pure for maximum health benefit.  The packaging is a transparent vegan capsule; you can read more »

Nothing beats a blood test (part 3)

Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Blood glucose monitoring is still a multiple daily event for most of us. Here are some tools from some of the bigger players Abbott and Roche, as well as newcomer Trividia Health. There’s also news from Ascensia about a study of Type read more »

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 »

FDA clears Insulet OmniPod Dash as insulin pump alternative

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
Insulet has won FDA clearance to market its Omnipod Dash alternate controller-enabled (ACE) infusion pump as an integrated insulin pump. The American company received FDA clearance for the Omnipod Dash in June 2018 and launched the device in early 2019. The latest indication read more »