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CGM – NHS funding

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 (TA) of CGM. So unlike insulin pump therapy, which is … Continue reading

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NICE guidance and quality standards

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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NICE and diabetes technology funding

About NICE The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. NICE was originally set up in 1999 as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, a special health authority, … 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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Using out-of-warranty insulin pumps

This position statement is a cohesive document that is NOT to be quoted in part or excerpted. If you are from a CCG or Hospital Trust and wish to discuss it, please contact INPUT.  It is crafted with the intention of … 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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Flash Glucose Sensing (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 glucose testing. Abbott describe their FreeStyle Libre as a … Continue reading

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Making a case for choice

If you haven’t had a pump before, getting your first one can be a bit confusing, like choosing your first mobile phone. When you need your next pump, you may have stronger preferences based on the pump features you use … Continue reading

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Pump choice & user reviews

INPUT’s views on pump choice As a group of pump users and their families, INPUT firmly believes that the choice of pump should be made after discussions between the patient/carer and their diabetes care team. In our experience, the best … Continue reading

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