CGM sensors, continuous glucose monitor, Dexcom, Medtronic Enlite, Eversense implantable CGM, Abbott

KITLIVING

Libre technology using Flash Glucose

Monitoring*. CGM was not that well

known or understood at the time, both

in the diabetic user base and in diabetes

healthcare. Perhaps without realizing it,

Abbott made the use of sensors a much

wider topic of debate, expanding the

understanding of what can be done with

more data.

And the timing of the launch of the

new piece of kit coincided with social

media being the ideal arena for people to

share pictures of their reader's screens -

pronouncing it a good day, bad day and

proving once and for all that having a 'flat

line' is cool, so long as it's in a healthy

blood glucose range, and also that having

a line that looks like a particularly uneven

part of a mountain range is also normal for

many a diabetic. It's helped to show

The latest news about it being

available on the NHS means that it

can be accessed by a much wider continued over

LEFT: A Dexcom sensor in

action with a reader worn on

the arm. ABOVE: Dexcom's

sensor readings as seen on its

smartphone app.

range of people with diabetes, not just

those who have chosen to buy it for

themselves since it become available.

These users have created word-ofmouth recommendations,

including how

it has changed their HbA1c for the better.

Certainly many wondered if it was just

easy to use and discrete, but not able to

significantly improving control, therefore

of no greater benefit than blood tests.

However, clinical tests have shown that

using the FreeStyle Libre can help bring

users' HbA1c results into range.

'Time in range' is a phrase gaining

more credence as a measure of good

control, it being an indicator of better

control. And credit to them for creating

a product that's actually fun to use. A

quite swipe - like scanning a tin of baked

beans in the supermarket - and you get

a reading that shows recent history and

your trend, going up or down or - with

any luck - stable. Another boon has

been parents being able to go into their

sleeping child's room at night and scan

them without waking them or prick their

fingers to do a reading.

CGM was seen as being extremely

elite, with nothing in the middle between

BGM (blood glucose monitoring) and

CGM (continuous glucose monitoring).

Abbott wanted to take the best bits of

CGM to create a more gentle technology,

a little less assertive than CGM (where

the alarms can get a little wearing), and

not as hard for clinicians to use either in

terms of data download and analysis, as

the data from some CGMs being hard

to interpret at first. A simple line tracking

glucose results on the Libre's reader

is easy to understand and can lead to

improved engagement by the user with

their diabetes control, leading to improved

outcomes in the form of reduced HbA1c.

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  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
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  5. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  6. Accu-Chek Eversense implantable CGM
  7. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  8. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  9. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  10. Diabetes kit diabetes management equipment
  11. Desang diabetes kitbags
  12. diabetic diet
  13. diabetic diet
  14. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
  15. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
  16. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
  17. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
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  19. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
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  26. Neuropad diabetes footcare
  27. diabetic diet, Dr Malhotra, the pioppii diet
  28. Making Carbs Count goat meat
  29. Making Carbs Count goat meat, the nutritional value of goat meat
  30. DRWF diabetes research and wellness foundation events
  31. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  32. Making Carbs Count, goat meat curry, Romy Gil
  33. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  34. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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