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We ran two reader surveys at the back end of last year and

into this one. Here's a summary of what you told us you liked,

and what you told us about our News Digest and Guides series.

Survey Results: ABOUT US



Thanks again to all those who took part in

the survey. Your feedback helps shape our

editorial direction. This is a brief summary

of what you told us.

What do you like to read in the

magazine? Listed with most popular


1. News (research, updates, events)

2. Future views (articles on products in

development, research articles)

3. Joint third in popularity were Features

on living with diabetes (including

interviews); and Kit pages -- how kit

(diabetes management equipment) works

4. Making Carbs Count (articles on

specific food items)

5. Food news, food reports cookbook

reviews, recipes.

Which bits of diabetes 'kit' are you

most interested in finding out more

about? You told us:

1. CGM

2. Blood test meters

3. Hypo treatments

4. The following all had the same level of

interest: insulin pens, needles, injection

aids; Book reviews and recommendations;

Insulin pumps and infusion sets.

5. Accessories and products for feet, skin

and eyecare

6. Lancing devices are lancets and then

lastly accessories and products for

children and young adults.

Regarding social media, nearly everyone

responded that they 'sometimes' used it;

the most common social network stated

was Facebook.

What type are you?

As many as 64% have diabetes

themselves 2.3% look after someone with

diabetes 1.3% healthcare professionals;

the rest gave no response or said 'other'.

Of those with diabetes 40% had Type I

diabetes 10% had Type 2 diabetes on pills

15% Type 2 diabetes on insulin and or

other injectables (30% gave no response

or said 'other').

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of readers

have diabetes



requested a

monthly News



said they were

interested in Desang

doing Guides


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  2. Dexcom CGM G6, continuous glucose monitoring
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  7. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
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  9. Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
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  11. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
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  13. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
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  15. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
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  17. Trividia Health UK True Metrix blood glucose monitoring (BGM)
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  19. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  20. Senseonics Eversense implantable CGM, Roche Diabetes Care, Accu-Chek
  21. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  22. Dexcom CGM G6, continuous glucose monitoring
  23. Medtrum A6 Touchcare patch pump and CGM in harmony
  24. sugarBEAT continuous glucose monitoring from Nemaura Medical for Type 2 diabetes
  25. Nemaura diabetes technology, sugarBEAT CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  31. Kaleido insulin pump, patch pump, ViCentra diabetes
  32. Cosyfeet seam-free shoes, slippers and socks for people with diabetes
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