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LIVINGLIVING

why it gives the reading it does. I know

the numbers belong to me, not an HCP.

The lack of access to enough diabetes

education really frustrates me. It needs

to be taken up nationally by all HCPs in

Primary and Secondary care and delivered

equally across all those living with prediabetes, Type

2 and Type 1 diabetes.

I feel that there are still so many people

being failed. People will feel like I did all

those years ago: disenchanted, frustrated,

unmotivated, removed, alone. It's such a

shame if change doesn't happen. Gone

must be prescriptive advice and medicine

in diabetes. Goals need to be achievable

and adaptable; life is adaptable. After all,

you would not give someone a car (the

car being diabetes) and told to drive it

24/7 without having lessons or been

given a map! There is a need for pharma

companies, suppliers and HCPs to work

with people with diabetes to developing

innovative solutions that work to both

simplify diabetes management and

improve quality of life.

I have had textbook HbA1c readings

but remember sometimes feeling burnt

out from working so hard on achieving

them! I think the emphasis should be to

relieve some of those feelings, freeing us

up a little from the never-ending burden

of living with diabetes. Things like bolus

calculators are ingenious, built-in gizmos

that record and store your results save

a heap of time, and there are apps

too. Diabetes tech today is so smart, it

really can help. Apps can prompt you to

understand patterns in your stored results

and share them with your diabetes team

for further insights.

IDEAL World

In my career, I have worked for Diabetes

UK and JDRF. I have also worked in sales

for Bayer diagnostics in diabetes care

and was happiest solving problems and

communicating with people with diabetes

and HCPs, running educational sessions

on glucose monitoring in a local mosque,

screening for diabetes at a corner shop,

sharing experiences at a diabetes support

group or leading an educational holiday for

young people with diabetes. I know firsthand the

value of coming together, how

creating ripples can make a difference.

Now I work for the Insights for Diabetes

Excellence, Access and Learning Group

or iDEAL Group). Our vision is to assist

the NHS to cut costs, reduce the

incidence or extent of complications, and

improve outcomes for the 10% of the UK

population diagnosed with diabetes. It

brings together like-minded people, some

of whom, like me, live with diabetes. They

are all experts in their field with significant

influence amongst their peers and

specialist interest groups.

We don't want to see my teenage

experiences still being lived by others

today. Blood glucose monitoring needs

to be provided for all who need it, not just

the few. We want access to education

in a format that suits the individual. By

engaging with leaders in the diabetes field

we are better able to start ripples, gather

scientific evidence, and present evidencebased information to tackle the issues of

access to education, variation in diabetes

outcomes, tackling strip rationing and the

growth in the unregulated low-cost, lowaccuracy meter market.

It is good for my soul to get things

done quicker, cut through the red tape

that holds many organisations back. At

iDEAL we are resourceful, quick thinking

and have the freedom to 'do.' We are

supported by an unrestricted educational

grant from Ascensia Diabetes Care.

When I started working with iDEAL,

I had only just returned from almost a

decade of living in the Middle East. I came

back with fresh eyes and the changes in

diabetes care ---were astonishing, but

scratching beneath the surface I saw

many issues were still deep-rooted. This

past year has seen significant strides

forward in things like acknowledging

the need for supporting mental wellness

and improved national access to flash

technology. But access to tech, choice,

education, and appropriate care is still

a postcode lottery. It isn't a 'national'

health service, and that really bothers me.

I hope that this year iDEAL will be given

more opportunities to push harder for

changes, offer solutions and work with

other passionate healthcare and policy

leaders to improve all diabetes care.

www.idealdiabetes.com

NEXT ISSUE, Part 3: More meter news, views and insights, indeed,

it will be finger-pricking good info. #fingerprickinggood

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monitoring needs to

be provided for all

who need it, not just

the few.

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  5. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, iLet insulin pump, Beta Bionics
  6. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, Urgo Start footcare
  7. Diabetes UK Careline
  8. About a diabetic, Alexander Edenwind
  9. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  10. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, Teresa May
  11. Senseonics Eversense implantable CGM, Roche Diabetes Care, Accu-Chek
  12. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes food news
  13. Desang Diabetes Diaries, Desang Diabetes Kitbags, Diabetes UK
  14. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes food news
  15. HbA1c home test, A1C now, BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd, home use A1C test, home use HbA1c test
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  18. JDRF research Type One Diabetes beta cell tolerisation and beta cell regeneratwion
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  21. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  22. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine
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  25. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes stories, nothing beats a blood test, GlucoRx HCT, Nipro Diagnosit
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  27. Desang diabetes magazine, nothing beats a blood test, Helen Spriggs IDEAL Group, Bayer Esprit Glucom
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  29. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  30. Desang diabetes magazine, nothing beats a blood test, Helen Spriggs IDEAL Group, Bayer Esprit Glucom
  31. censia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  32. Desang diabetes kitbags
  33. Diabetes travellers checklist
  34. Keeping diabetes technology stuck in place, Funky Pumpers, Rock Tape
  35. Decorating diabetes kit, CGM stickers
  36. Diabetic food ulcers, Urgo Start Plus, would healing, diabetic wound healing, diabetes footcare,
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  43. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
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