Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring

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The provision of warranty extensions

provides NHS services with some

"breathing space" whilst they deal with the

current challenges. The virtual showroom

offers an alternative for patients to do

some research themselves and form

an opinion of technologies they may

choose to use. The virtual pathway allows

provision to use industry support in a

DTN approved manner, reducing the time

required for insulin pump starts / changes

of devices.

In a letter, the ABCD and ABHI state,

"While we are aware that all teams are

facing a hugely challenging time at present,

we hope that a clear timeline for warranty

extensions until 30th April 2021 will ensure

that existing insulin pump users are not

disadvantaged. Furthermore, the use of

virtual showrooms and virtual start SOPs

allows teams to utilise industry support

to manage out-of-warranty pumps whilst

continuing to offer choice. This will be

most applicable to insulin pumps from

manufacturers who provide a four-year

warranty. It is hoped that in the weeks and

months leading up to 30th April, clinicians

will be able to fully implement the DTN

SOP and encourage all impacted patients

to make use of online information to make

an informed choice to either renew their

existing system or start on an alternative.

Colleagues should engage with their

usual contact at individual companies for

specific advice and support."

Following this extension period, if an

individual's pump malfunctions outside of

the warranty period, the options available

to the individual would be:

• Choose to stay on the same pump

manufacturer. This would require HCP

approval/purchase order as per local

policy.

• Choose to move to a different pump

manufacturer. This would require HCP

approval/purchase order as per local

policy and manufacturer specific system

training.

• Revert to injection therapy whilst

awaiting approval of pump therapy and

provision of chosen pump.

*ABHI Diabetes Group Members: Abbott

Diabetes Care Ltd, Ascensia Diabetes Care

UK Ltd, Dexcom (UK) Distribution Ltd,

Insulet International Ltd, Medtronic Limited,

Medtrum Ltd, Roche Diabetes Care Ltd,

ViCentra, Ypsomed LTD.

www.abcd

Abbott Diabetes Care is to donate

FreeStyle Libre 1 sensors to NHS Trusts.

With more than 30,000 people admitted

to hospital with Covid-19, and up to a

third of them with diabetes and with the

use of steroids in many patients, the need

for glucose monitoring to support care in

hospital and to support safe discharge is

even greater than it was in the first wave.

In response to a request from ABCDDTN, Abbott's

Diabetes Care division

have very kindly agreed to donate 10,000

further FreeStyle Libre 1 sensors to NHS

Trusts to add support to this endeavour.

There are two main purposes of this

donation. The first is to facilitate safe and

rapid discharge of insulin treated patients

from hospital, allowing remote monitoring

of glucose values post discharge in a

scenario where we have seen need for

rapid changes in insulin doses. Examples

being in new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes

or unstable glucose due to Covid-19 and/

or use of steroids, those newly started on

insulin after COVID-19 /Non COVID-19

related medical condition, and discharge

of patients admitted with unstable

diabetes control in T1 or T2 diabetes.

Secondly, there may be some patients

who need close monitoring of glucose

while in hospital (e.g. after steroid use or

when they are on VRII).

The use of two sensors per patient will

allow these patients to be followed up in

a 'touch-free' manner, minimising contact

between health care teams and patients

and allowing the team to adjust insulin

doses if required. The donation from

Abbott is for sensors only, not readers

so the patient needs a compatible IOS

or Android mobile phone to work with

FreeStyle LibreLink. The Trust will need to

be set up with a LibreView account if one

is not already in place.

SENSORS DONATED TO NHS

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