BHR Pharmaceuticals Ramesh Patel, AC1 Now, Type 1 diabetes

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such as the Q-Risk score."

BHR works with Heart UK to help

people understand their cholesterol levels

better, and to work with government in

trying to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

The A1cNOW+ product is the world's

first hand-held test for measuring the

diabetes marker - HbA1c. A1cNOW+ was

launched in the UK by BHR in 2014, at that

stage only for use by professionals. It is

widely used by pharmacists and GPs, but

now BHR has a home-use licence for the

product. The pack contains four tests, so

it should last a year as the test is indicated

on a quarterly basis. It costs £68 (ex VAT),

so roughly £12 per test/per quarter. It

could be deemed good value for Type 2s

who may not get their HbA1c tests done

as often as they would wish, with 15%

of people with Type 2 diabetes not even

getting a single HbA1c test done annually,

as recommended by NICE. Knowing

their HbA1c results more frequently and

changing their diet and/or exercise after

consulting their healthcare professional

should lead to better management of their

diabetes. BHR is working with Diabetes

UK to help people understand their HbA1c

results. With that aim, BHR sponsors and

distributes the Diabetes UK's Diabetes Rx

leaflets to GPs.

Coming soon

BHR will shortly be introducing a new

product, Lysulin, which is proving to

be able to improve glycaemic control.

It comes in either tablet or liquid form.

Originally aimed at T2s, Patel is keen to

get some research done to determine

its efficacy in the UK healthcare setting.

"We are working with a professor at the

University of Warwick, and after just one

month's use of the food supplement

people with T2 diabetes have shown

an improvement averaging a drop in

HbA1c of 1.4%, i.e. if you started at 8

mmol/mol you are likely to end up at 6.6

mmols/mol. You need to take two tablets

three times a day, or three tablets twice

daily; or a tablespoon full twice a day

of the suspension form of Lysulin" The

supplement will cost £35 (ex VAT) per

month, so about £1.20 a day.

BHR also has an allergy and food

intolerance test for IgG4-related disease

(IgG4-RD). Only about 50% of doctors

believe IgG4-RD markers matter or

indicate intolerance but Patel says, "I

can't recall anyone come back and say

the results didn't match their symptoms."

It is for professional use and is meant

to be used at point-of-care i.e. GP

surgeries, pharmacies or hospital clinics.

A new web-based system now allows the

professional to populate the results into

this app, and a report is generated to help

explain the results to the patient.

Back to his own control, Patel

says that it took 10 years before his

control worsened. "Initially I was put on

Metformin, which helped improve my

insulin sensitivity, but now I'm also on

multiple injections. I did the DAFNE course

in March of this year, then he qualified for

Abbott's Freestyle Libre system to monitor

my glucose levels. Wearing the sensor

has improved my control, and I have also

experienced a huge improvement in how

I feel about living with my diabetes. The

sensor is easy-to-use, comfortable, and

Our aim is to bring in

products that do the

job, help the person

who uses it, and save

the NHS money.

"

not at all intrusive. I believe that the

Lysulin food supplement has further

improved my control and to prove it,

I've taken snapshots of my sensor

readings on day 1 when I started taking

Lysulin, and then over 90 days I have

seen the improvement in my average

daily glucose drop from 10.4 mmol to

8.6 mmol, with highs not being so steep

after meals."

BHR's aim is to bring in products

that do the job, help the person who

uses it, and save the NHS money.

They have sold more than 5m of the

cholesterol testing strips. Patel says,

"We think that the CardioChek system

has saved the NHS more than £14m

over the nine years that the health

checks have been going on. This is

calculated on the difference in price

between the CardioChek system and

the market leader back in 2009."

BHR is looking to bring in more new

products and to improve the products

that they already have whether they

be diagnostics or supplements and

continue to be interested in relevant

products that need distribution,

marketing and support the UK.

www.bhr.co.uk

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