Tag Archives: CGM

How accurate is my glucose monitor?

Glucose monitoring system accuracy – what’s in a number? When you see a glucose number on a screen, it’s accurate, right? Most people would say, ‘Of course, what’s the point otherwise?’ BUT for several reasons, blood glucose meter accuracy is … Continue reading

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CGM / Flash user reviews

We asked sensor users to tell us what they like most and least about the sensing system they use. Here’s what you said: (this is a work in progress, please bear with us!) Click the arrow in the “type of … Continue reading

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Dexcom G5 price plan for existing customers

Do you self-fund a Dexcom G5? Their new subscription plan for existing customers could save you money! For £160 per month you will get 4 x transmitters and 28 sensors. Have a look at the various options by clicking on … Continue reading

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Can I get CGM on the NHS?

“Can I get continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on the NHS?” Whilst the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued statements describing when CGM might help someone with type 1 diabetes, it hasn’t yet performed a Technology Appraisal … Continue reading

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NICE and diabetes technology funding

Here is a list of the various types of guidance produced by NICE relating to diabetes technology. The type 1 technology guides written by INPUT, Diabetes UK and JDRF provide a summary of all the guidance along with their criteria. … Continue reading

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Sensor-augmented pump therapy

In people without diabetes, pancreatic islet cells detect glucose in the blood, and release insulin or glycogen to keep the glucose level in a safe range. All people with type 1 diabetes use a treatment ‘loop’ to mimic this function … Continue reading

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Insurance

Pump / CGM insurance We are often contacted by people who have been told by their clinic to insure their insulin pump. Most people have their pump added on to their contents insurance as a “specified item” for all risks. … Continue reading

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Tax break for employers who provide CGM / Libre

For adult CGM / Libre users who are employed by helpful employers: there may be a tax break for employers who supply CGM / Libre to their employees. This information is from a professional tax adviser. It should work, but … Continue reading

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CGM funding: the bigger picture

Introduction INPUT hears from more and more people who are interested in obtaining funding for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). The number of posts in online forums and blogs about CGM may give the impression that ‘everyone’ is using it. The … Continue reading

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What is Flash Glucose Sensing (Libre)?

“What is Flash Glucose Sensing/Monitoring (Libre)?”     Flash Glucose Sensing (FGS) is located under “CGM” simply because it uses a sensor and displays trends. It has its own page because it is not CGM but is more than blood … Continue reading

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