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FREESTYLE LIBRE ON NHS

Abbott has announced that its FreeStyle

Libre flash glucose monitoring system is

being given NHS approval and that it will be

available on prescription in the UK later this

year for people with Type 1 diabetes who

intensively use insulin.

This will have a great impact on the

wider community of people with diabetes

allowing much more access to this useful

device which to date has only been available

to buy and hence relied on who could afford

it as much as who needed it.

The FreeStyle Libre system enables

you to monitor your glucose levels, without

routine finger prick testing and calibration*,

through the use of a small round sensor worn

on the upper arm which is approximately the

size of a £2 coin and automatically measures

glucose for up to 14 days.

Clinical trials have shown that FreeStyle

Libre users scan their glucose levels an

average of 15 times per day and that

individuals who scan more frequently

spend less time in hypoglycemia (low blood

sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar),

Dr Mark Evans of Addenbrookes Hospital

and Emma Wilmot of Derby Teaching

Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have

commented in the British Journal of

Diabetes on behalf of the ABCD Insulin

Pump Network UK Committee regarding

recent coverage of the results of the

REPOSE (Relative Effectiveness of Pumps

Over Structured Education) trial published in

March 2017 in the British Medical Journal.

He says, "The ABCD Insulin Pump

Network Committee has become aware of

a number of cases where the findings have

been misreported and/or misinterpreted.

We thought it would be helpful if we clarify

the main REPOSE findings and implications

for clinical practice in the UK. The REPOSE

findings support the current NICE T1D

PUMPS PROVE PEERLESS

pathway, with structured education

being offered first and insulin pump

therapy then being considered where

patients are still struggling to achieve

glycaemic goals safely. Sadly, most

patients with T1D in the UK have not

been offered evidence-based structured

education. Similarly, access to insulin

pumps still remains patchy, with the

level of provision of insulin pumps

being lower than in other comparable

countries. There is a danger that

misrepresentation of the REPOSE data

could worsen this inequality."

To read Dr Evan's full commentary

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demonstrating improved glucose

control overall.

The ease, convenience and

discretion afforded by the product

has led to strong support across

patients, healthcare professionals and

key opinion leaders. The FreeStyle

Libre system has over 300,000 users

globally and is available in more than 35

countries.

The FreeStyle Libre system

launched in the UK in late 2014 and has

been available for users to purchase

online. The FreeStyle Libre sensor

components are manufactured at

Abbott's manufacturing and R&D site in

Witney, Oxfordshire. There are currently

1,400 Abbott employees in the UK,

and a further 150 jobs are due to be

created over the next 18 months as a

result of the adoption of the FreeStyle

Libre system globally.

It is recommended that a finger prick

test using a blood glucose meter is

required during times of rapidly changing

glucose levels when interstitial fluid

glucose levels may not accurately reflect

blood glucose levels or if hypoglycaemia

or impending hypoglycaemia is reported

by the system or when symptoms do not

match the system readings.

www.freestylelibre.co.uk

As reported by Scott McCulloch for

Insider.co.uk, Inside Biometrics has been

sold out of administration to Wokingbased

GlucoRx Ltd. The healthcare

technology company, launched in 2015,

had developed a self-tracking products

for people with diabetes called KEYA

Smart - a test strip which simultaneously

measures glucose and ketones in blood.

insider.co.uk

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