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

KITLIVING

Senseonic's Eversense

CGM reader and app.

The screen of a FreeStyle

Libre reader.

health economies to get it on formularies.

The focus is people with diabetes who

are intensively-using insulin. However,

it may take some time to get listed and

make its way onto local health economy

formularies."

The FreeStyle Libre system is made

in the UK, so it's a great export story

too, with more jobs coming soon to help

meet the demand. Globally there are

more than 300,000 users in 35 countries

with the FreeStyle Libre system currently

reimbursed in 17 of these.

Diabetes UK has welcomed the

announcement that flash glucose

monitoring technology will be made

available on prescription across the UK,

calling the decision 'life-changing'. Chris

Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK,

says: "This announcement is fantastic

news: Not since the transition from urine

testing to finger-prick testing has there

been such potential to transform the

lives of people living with Type 1 and

Type 2 diabetes through technology.

Flash glucose monitoring can free people

living with diabetes from the pain and

rigour of frequent finger-prick testing,

and puts them in greater control of their

condition. In doing so, it has the potential

to help prevent a host of devastating

long-term complications. Today's decision

is testament to the commitment of

campaigners, clinicians and policy makers

to making this technology available. The

challenge now will be that everyone who

could benefit from this technology is able

to access it where they live; Diabetes UK

will be looking to local decision makers

to ensure people living with diabetes

get proper access to this potentially lifechanging technology."

*According to Abbott, Flash Glucose

Monitoring is a new category that is

designed as an affordable and easy way to

generate the dense glucose data needed

for an insightful glycaemic picture. What

makes flash glucose monitoring unique

is the quick scan of the reader over the

sensor to collect glucose data. Another

key feature of the flash glucose monitoring

system is the small and fully disposable

sensor that lasts up to 14 days and that

automatically measures, captures and

stores glucose data.

Implantable CGM

Roche's Accu-Chek brand is soon to

bring Senseonic's Eversense CGM to

the UK and other countries in Europe,

the product having gained CE clearance

earlier this month (September 2017).

A recent survey of 17,317 Type 1

diabetes (T1D) individuals in the Americanbased T1D Exchange registry

reported

41% of the 1,662 respondents who

were using CGM at registry enrolment

discontinued use during the first year.

Reasons for discontinuation include skin

reactions, alarm fatigue, discomfort, size

of devices and technology issues. Current

commercially available CGM systems

last between 6 to 14 days and are worn

externally. The new implantable Eversense

CGM system may provide relief from

many of these problems and therefore

has the potential to improve compliance

for users.

The Eversense system continually

measures interstitial fluid glucose levels in

adults with diabetes for the operating life

of the sensor, which is indicated at 180

days (six months). Although the CGM is

implanted the uses wears a reader on

the skin above the technology, including

glucose trend information and includes

alarms for the detection and prediction

of episodes of hypo and hyper. This

data can be transmitted via an app to a

smartphone. The aim is that the system

will allow users to manage their diabetes

with more flexibility, confidence and

discretion. The system needs calibrating

twice a day with a blood glucose reading.

The Eversense sensor is inserted in

a clinical environment where a 5-8 mm

insertion is made in the upper arm under

a local anaesthetic). A small pocket is then

continued over

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  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
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  6. Accu-Chek Eversense implantable CGM
  7. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
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  9. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  10. Diabetes kit diabetes management equipment
  11. Desang diabetes kitbags
  12. diabetic diet
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  31. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
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