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Can I get Libre on the NHS?

  “Can I get Libre on the NHS?” If you live in the right area, and meet the local criteria, then yes. Abbott announced in September 2017 that the NHS Business Services Authority had approved the listing of the FreeStyle … 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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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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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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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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Northern Ireland

INPUT volunteers Viv and Elaine are waiting to help you access diabetes technology in Northern Ireland. Join in the conversation on Facebook: Northern Ireland insulin pump users & wannabes  or make contact via the ‘Contact us’ button at the top … Continue reading

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