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Cycle for a Type 1 cure JDRF and Ford

Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Take on the ultimate test track challenge and Cycle for a Cure to eradicate Type 1 diabetes with JDRF – supported by Ford – at a bespoke event on 18 May 2019. This unique cycling experience with a family-friendly, festival feel, will include read more »

Diabetes UK contests NHS ‘save money’ proposals

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
NHS England is consulting on whether to advise Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to restrict the prescription of glucose testing strips for people with Type 2 diabetes. It may also restrict insulin pen needles for all people with diabetes over a certain price read more »

My diabetes kit: Adrian Long

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Adrian Long Adrian Long was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in December 1997, shortly after his 40th birthday. This is his story. “During November of that year I remember there were times I found myself to be incredibly thirsty. I attended a meeting in read more »

Should we worry about diabetes medicines shortages?

Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Commenting on news stories about the possibility of medical supplies being jeopardized by the looming decision about Britain leaving the EU, JDRF has affirmed that it is committed to ensuring that the needs of people with Type 1 diabetes are taken into read more »

Take our survey! Share your experiences of getting repeat prescriptions

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 0 Comments
How do you find getting your repeat prescriptions from your doctor’s surgery, and what about dealing with your local pharmacy? The people at Now Patient have asked me to ask you – so we’ve put together this survey. With something that for read more »

What did you say? A look at why language matters in diabetes care

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 | 0 Comments
New guidelines aimed at healthcare professionals tackle how language is used – and sometimes misused – when talking about diabetes, because language matters. By Sue Marshall, editor, Desang Diabetes Magazine. Most healthcare professionals (HCPs) are professional and polite when dealing with their patients; read more »

Kit that’s coming soon: Dexcom G6

Monday, June 11th, 2018 | 0 Comments
The next generation of Dexcom sensor builds on the company’s existing CGM capability. It is being argued that Dexcom’s latest G6 sensors could convert CGM unbelievers into believers. Due to arrive in the UK in the next few weeks, the company believes 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 »

Eversense implantable CGM gains CE mark

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Roche’s Accu-Chek brand is bringing Senseonic’s Eversense CGM to the UK and other countries in Europe shortly, having gained CE clearance last week (14 September 2017). A recent survey of 17,317 Type 1 diabetes (T1D) individuals in the American-based T1D Exchange registry reported 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 »
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