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NEWS

Libre nation (an education)

A new education programme is the first of its kind to address

diabetes technology education on a national basis.

T

he Flash Glucose Monitoring

Education Programme has

been created and presented

by members of the Diabetes

Technology Network (DTN-UK).

It is a series of free videos designed for

people with diabetes who use FreeStyle

Libre and for the HCPs who support them.

There are 13 modules available

including an introduction by Dr Emma

Wilmot (who has Type 1 diabetes)

who also presents other modules on

basal insulin (with both insulin pens

and pumps) and a joint presentation,

with Libre user Nick Rycroft, called The

Diabetes Rollercoaster. In addition,

Dr Peter Hammond presents, Getting

Started with FreeStyle Libre, while Dr

Jackie Elliott talks about bolus insulin

(with both insulin pens and pumps). Drs

Parth Narendran and Rob Andrews tackle

Exercise Strategies while dietician Nicola

Taylor's module is about carbohydrate

counting. A module on hypoglycaemia

and another on understanding arrows

are presented by Dr Pratik Choudhary. Dr

Fraser Gibb's module is called, Reviewing

my data: what does it all mean? Then

DSN talks about interpreting daily traces,

then the programme is finished by Dr

Iain Cranston's module on Glycaemic

Variability.

These modules are available to watch

on the DTN website for free. Abbott

Diabetes Care who provided ABCD

DTN-UK with a restricted educational

grant for the development of these

resources, but had no part in creating the

content or marketing the modules.

Mike Kendall, who writes about his

diabetes journey on his blog, Everyday

Ups and Downs, also has a module in the

series entitled My Experience of FreeStyle

Libre. He says, "It was an honour to be

asked to participate in this programme. I've

been using the Libre off and on for around

five years and I have found it a very helpful

part of my toolkit. However, for the module,

I wanted to start from the very beginning

- the things I wish I'd been told before I

started, as well as how I've found it to use

on a day-to-day basis. The other modules

do a brilliant job of describing the detail in

really practical ways, but my introduction

was intended to be for people who've

hardly even heard of Libre and want to see

if it might help them. "

Dr Pratik Choudhary, incoming chair of

the Diabetes Technology Network, says: "I

really do hope that people with diabetes

and healthcare professionals who support

patients using this technology find this a

useful resource. We are already working

on our next set of resources that will deal

with other new technologies that are

coming out."

www.abcd.care/dtn/education

everydayupsanddowns.co.uk

We are already working on our next

set of resources that will deal with

other new technologies that are

coming out - Dr Pratik Choudhary"

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