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Blood glucose monitoring has been a major factor in
many of our lives for decades, since home monitoring
became possible with meters becoming available
in the 1980s. We look at another selection of meters (p.26), with
current choices from some of the bigger players in the BGM
market, including Roche, whose Accu-Chek FastClix lancing
device (pictured left) is now available as a stand alone product
from branches of Boots. There are no fiddly lancets but a drum
where lancets retract after use, so no accidental finger-pricks.
Even though you have to buy it (around £15), it's a lifetime of easier
finger pricking. Another innovation that helps with running your
diabetes is the new LifeinaBox (pictured right, p.12). Speaking of
running, read about Rob Brown's six-day romp across the Sahara
(p.16). Plus, as ever, there's plenty of news to catch up on. Have a
super summer! We're back in September.
Ultra runner and Type 1-er Rob Brown
on the Saharan run, the Marathon des
Sables, and staying in control.
MY DIABETES KIT, P.16.
We're up to part 3 of Nothing
Beats a Blood Test, with
more news from Ascensia, an update on AccuChek,
news on new kid
on the block Trividia,
plus Abbott keeps a
toe in the water with its
Optium Neo meter.
With a veggie burger recipe in
time for many a BBQ, this issue's
food feature is about another
ancient grain, freekah. P.40.
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News on progress for SugarCEAT
CGM. A team of T1s represents
Britain in a European event.
BLOOD MONITORING, P.26
Introducing LifeinaBox, a mini-fridge
for storing insulin in. We speak to its
creators, one of which has T1D.
KIT REPORT, P.14