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A guide to sleeping well in wintertime

Monday, February 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
If your all-important bedtime routine is on the slide, with bad habits creeping in, read on for ways to help you get your sleep back on track.  By Sabeha Syed, a health writer and editor specialising in diabetes care. Life’s hectic enough at the read more »

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 »

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 »

Diabetes UK welcomes news of FreeStyle Libre gaining prescription status

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK has welcomed the announcement that flash glucose monitoring technology will be made available on prescription across the UK, calling the decision ‘life-changing’. Chris Askew is Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, days: “Today’s announcement is fantastic news: Not since the transition from read more »
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