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This is closed loop: Introducing Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G insulin delivery system

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Medtronic MiniMed 670g with Enlite sensor Introducing the MiniMed 670G with SmartGuard technology, the world’s first self-adjusting insulin pump system, reducing the burden of living with Type 1 diabetes. By Sue Marshall, editor, Desang Diabetes Magazine. The MiniMed 670G system with SmartGuard Auto Mode read more »

FEELING FLEXI: Latest issue with news of more flexible methods than HbA1c for measuring control

Friday, April 27th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Our feature, The Law of Averages, looks at how Time in Range (TIR) is being adopted to assess diabetes control, a less rigid tool than clunky old HbA1c measurements, your average three-month glucose score, which can so often feel like being set read more »

My diabetes kit: Jerry Gore mountaineer

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Type 1 diabetic mountaineer Jerry Gore. When I caught up with Jerry Gore to interview him, he was in Thailand, so it seemed sensible to ask, why was he there? By Sue Marshall “I’ve just completed an annual fundraiser for Action4Diabetics, the charity I read more »

Faster HbA1c figures at home

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 | 0 Comments
HbA1c Most of us are very familiar with the very un-user friendly phrase ‘HbA1c’, that result around which our consultations with our doctors revolve. Known in the USA as A1C, the new A1C Now diagnostic kit means it’s possible to check your HbA1c read more »

Know your numbers for controlling diabetes

Monday, February 4th, 2013 | 0 Comments
In the latest issue of the online magazine we look at the numbers in the lives of people with diabetes — some of them can help you gain better control of you diabetes. From blood test results to your BMI, our guide read more »

Sharing your HbA1c

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Meagan Esler in her blog for Diabetes Health has been considering how it feels to share her HbA1c results (they call it the A1C in the US), where she says, “Some people are perfectly happy divulging their three-month blood sugar average, known read more »

On-the-Spot HbA1cs

Monday, April 4th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Menarini Diagnostics has launched a compact system for HbA1c testing at point of care in the diabetes clinic and doctors surgery. The New Clover A1c enables Health Care Professionals to make on-the-spot decisions such as changes in insulin therapy and diet, and read more »

Study shows HBa1c level is linked to seasons

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 | 0 Comments
A study has been undertaken whereby HbA1c changes over more than 3 years were evaluated in type 1 diabetic patients who were younger than 18 years and correlated with measures of weather conditions (ambient temperature, hours of sunshine and solar irradiance). The conclusion was read more »

HbA1c Converter

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment
HbA1c results are currently given as a percentage. However, the way in which HbA1c results are reported in the UK is changing. From 31 May 2011, HbA1c will be given in millimoles per mol (mmol/mol) instead of as a percentage (%). To help read more »

UK Standardisation of HbA1c results

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | 0 Comments
A Task and Finish group is being chaired by Professor Marshall of Newcastle University to educate diabetics and health-care professionals about the adoption of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) standard of measuring HbA1c. From April 2009 all HbA1c read more »