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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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Can I get Libre on the NHS?

  “Can I get Libre on the NHS?” Update: From 1 April 2019, in England, flash glucose monitoring (currently that’s just Libre) will be available on the NHS for every patient who qualifies for it, in line with NHS clinical guidelines. … 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: Click the arrow in the “type of sensor” column to see all reviews of any particular sensor. … Continue reading

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Can I get 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 (TA) of CGM. So unlike insulin pump therapy, which is … 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. Our type 1 technology guides under e-downloads provide a summary of all the guidance along with their criteria. Technology appraisals guidance NICE says “These … Continue reading

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CGM funding: the bigger picture

Introduction We hear 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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“I would NEVER want an insulin pump”

This page has personal stories of people who used to say “I would never want an insulin pump” but changed their minds. If you’d like us to publish your story, please click here. March 2017 – Amber Rose (@diabetes_geek) tweeted … 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:JDRF’s views on pump choice Input:JDRF 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 clinics tend to offer a choice of pumps. Pumps … Continue reading

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Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)

  CGM gives information about glucose levels every few minutes, allowing the user to see a graph of glucose levels rather than just a single measurement at a given point in time. The user or their carer inserts a sensor … Continue reading

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