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We’ve come a long way baby! An interview with Professor John Pickup

Friday, September 28th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Emeritus Professor John Pickup Professor John Pickup has been involved in diabetes care for most of his career in medicine. He’s been there from the beginning, when continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSii for short) was in its inception. I talked to him recently 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 »

App aid for insulin dosing (coming soon)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lilly’s Go Dose app for adjusting Humalog (mealtime) insulin received FDA clearance in January; launch timing has not been announced. Lynn Kennedy and Adam Brown reporting on US diabetes news site Diatribe, write about Sanofi’s similar dosing app: “Sanofi’s My Dose Coach, read more »

Fear of hypos stops many people with Type 1 doing exercise

Friday, December 9th, 2016 | 0 Comments
A study carried out by Dr Jordan Pinsker and his team at the William Sansum Diabetes Center in Santa Barbara, California, found that many people with Type 1 diabetes have difficulties with blood glucose control when exercising with the risk of early- read more »

Medtronic’s Hypo Heroes

Monday, November 21st, 2016 | 0 Comments
The HypoHeroes have been assembled by Medtronic Diabetes to educate, empower and inspire people with diabetes to learn more about the impact of hypoglycaemia and how it can be managed in order to achieve better glucose control. The fight back against hypoglycaemia read more »

I HART study needs recruits

Friday, October 28th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Researchers at Imperial College London are currently recruiting to the I HART CGM study, which aims to measure the impact of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on hypoglycaemia in people with Type 1 diabetes who have a reduced awareness of hypoglycaemia. I HART read more »

Competition Time! Win a FreeStyle Libre system starter pack worth £159.95!

Monday, October 24th, 2016 | 0 Comments
I’m really pleased to be able to bring you the opportunity to enter a competition to win a FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System. As they say, the days of routine glucose testing with lancets, test strips and blood are over. To read more »

How close is a cure for diabetes?

Monday, December 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments
It’s great to hear about exciting break-throughs about diabetes research and ground-breaking innovations in research or technology, but it can be wearing when nothing then seems to happen. Here is a brief overview of some of the ‘nearly here’ research, from stem read more »

‘Say No to Hypos’ website launched

Monday, November 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments
A new educational website has been launched to encourage healthcare professionals to talk openly with people with type 2 diabetes about the dangers of hypoglycaemia as part of a dedicated campaign: ‘Say No To Hypos’. It aims to encourage better management of hypoglycaemia read more »

New blood sugar guidelines for older Type 2s

Monday, July 16th, 2012 | 0 Comments
According to new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) it may be better for older people with type 2 diabetes to have less stringent HbA1c goals than younger type 2s, The recommendations, read more »