Medtrum supplies both an insulin patch pump and a CGM sensor. The person with
diabetes might need one or the other, or both. The A6 Touchcare system comes
complete with apps as well as a comprehensive website that carries tutorial videos
on aspects of using the pump and sensor. There are x4 sensors per box, each worn
for seven days, so one box lasts a month. The CGM transmitter is rechargeable. The
sensors take a measurement every two minutes, the most frequent of any glucosemonitoring sensor currently
available. Data picked up by the associated smartphone
app includes trend graphs to show if blood glucose is rising or falling. For those who
wish to self-fund there are two options of starter packs. Option 1 is one sensor plus
one transmitter for £135. Option 2 is for a box of sensors plus one transmitter for £225.
There are no annual commitments for either option, and ongoing costs are £35 for one
sensor that will last a week, or £140 for a box.
Touchcare sensor and
data shown via an app
on a smartphone.
RIGHT: Touchcare sensor
worn on the body.