diabetes news, Libre cgm reduces diabetes distress

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NEWS

What could

non-invasive

CGM allow?

With the news around Apple and

Samsung watch-based non-invasive

CGM functionality, Tim Street looks

at what this means for people with

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

To read the article, CLICK HERE.

Flash CGM linked with a

reduction in diabetes distress

FreeStyle Libre users in the UK show improvements in blood glucose

control and hypo awareness, which are associated with improvement in

diabetes-related distress, according to a new study.

Diabetes-related distress is distinct from depression and anxiety, and

results from dealing with the demands and limitations inflicted on a person

living with the condition. It is an important determinant of suboptimal

glycaemic control and complications in people living with Type 1.

The research by Dr Harshal Deshmukh and colleagues from Hull

University Teaching Hospitals used data from the nationwide audit

of FreeStyle Libre conducted by the Association of British Clinical

Diabetologists (ABCD). Data were collected at baseline on HbA1c values,

Gold score (a measure of hypo awareness) and diabetes-related distress

scores for 9,159 patients (96.6% living with Type 1) before FreeStyle Libre

initiation and at seven months' follow-up for 3,312 patients.

At baseline, researchers collected data on HbA1c values, Gold score (a

measure of hypoglycaemia awareness) and diabetes-related distress scores.

At seven months, the number of FreeStyle Libre scans per day and time in

range information was collected in addition to the baseline data. Moderate

to severe diabetes-related distress was prevalent (53%) and associated with

higher HbA1c, impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia, and women were

more affected than men. Follow-up analysis showed that, with the FreeStyle

Libre system, moderate to severe distress prevalence reduced from 50% to

26%. These improvements in diabetes distress were associated with lower

follow-up HbA1c and lower Gold score.

To read the study from Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, CLICK HERE.

Drugmakers fined

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its largest-ever

fine of more than £260m to several pharma companies accused of hiking

the price of medicines delivered to the NHS, reports PharmaPhorum.

The CMA took action against Auden Mckenzie and Actavis UK - now

known as Accord-UK - and other companies after investigating the

price of hydrocortisone tablets, which rose by 10,000% over 10 years.

Hydrocortisone tablets treat adrenal insufficiency, which includes Addison's

disease. According to the CMA, the price of a pack of 10mg tablets went

from 70p in 2008 to £88 in 2016, while a 20mg pack rose from £1.07 to

£102.74. Before April 2008, the NHS spent approximately £500,000 a year

on hydrocortisone tablets and £80 million by 2016.

Read the article from PHARMAPHORUM.

Free exercise

resources

Diabetes UK has launched a

collection of free resources for a

physical activity designed to get

moving in day-to-day life. The

resources include an activity journal,

planner and guide to exercising with

diabetes, and suitable for people

starting with physical activity or

looking for some inspiration and new

activities to try.

Take a look at the FREE

RESOURCES HERE.

Dedicated NHS Diabetes Advice helpline

0345 123 2399

activity journal

Take some time each week to record your journey and keep track

of your successes for the next 10 weeks. This will help to keep you

motivated to move a little bit more each day.

Movements I'd like to

try this week

For example: "I'm going for a

walk in the park".

What might get in

the way?

For example: "I might lack

motivation".

How will I overcome

what might get in

the way?

For example: "I'm going

to ask someone I know

to join me".

Movements I did

For example: "I walked

for 30 minutes in

the morning".

How did I feel

afterwards?

For example: "I'm proud

I managed to go for

a walk".

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

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