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Brands beware social media backlash on healthy eating

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 0 Comments
The latest immediate future report, using data analysed from Brandwatch, looks at the rising ‘healthy eating’ and ‘healthy food’ conversations on social media in the UK. Whilst most posts are positive, there is a significant number of passionately angry and disgruntled ones. read more »

Well treated, a look at some of the newer treatments and trials for diabetes

Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
New diabetes treatments can be hard to keep track of. Here we take a look at some of the newer treatments and trials for diabetes. By Angela Coffey. Being armed with the basic facts about new and potential treatments is a great way read more »

Diabetes kit that’s coming soon: microneedle continuous glucose monitoring (CGM

Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘Microneedle continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)’ is a concept that is being worked on at Imperial College London. Sue Marshall talked to Dr Monika Reddy about the project and how it’s different from other CGM solutions. Dr Monika Reddy, Imperial College London At Imperial College read more »

Encapsulation explained

Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 0 Comments
As part of our research to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes, JDRF is working to develop techniques that will one day allow people to regain insulin-producing beta cells. ViaCyte visualisation. In Type 1 diabetes, the beta cells are killed off by the 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 »

Discover Type 1 tech in York, Thurs 4 July

Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 0 Comments
A free Type 1 Technology Discovery Evening is being held in York where you can find out more about the latest progress in Type 1 diabetes research and technology, listen to inspirational talks, and meet others affected by the condition. The event, organised read more »

Latest issue: Keeping your kit stuck on in the heat. Summer tips for travel and sticking things in place.

Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 0 Comments
The sun’s finally out, and it could all end up being too much of a good thing if it heats up too much…. Those of us using on-body diabetes technology know that many factors can be involved in whether it stays in read more »

‘Handy’ guide for food portion insights from British Nutrition Foundation

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 | 0 Comments
A simple method (literally a handy guide) can help keep ‘portion distortion’ at bay and help us eat more sensibly based on our own body’s needs. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a practical guide to portion sizes: Find Your Balance, read more »

Get your insulin pen connected

Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Connected insulin pens, and pen caps that track doses are all the rage these days. Novo Nordisk’s main product has always been insulin, but it also came out with the novel idea of an ‘insulin pen’ back in 1985. The NovoPen was a read more »

KIT THAT’S COMING SOON MyGrams smartphone scales

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Daniel Blumer was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2009 after losing a lot of weight and feeling weak. He visited his doctor and was sent to hospital and reports that after a week in hospital he went back to his student read more »