ISSUE 125 Making sense of the
in sensor use in all
things medical, not
just diabetes, we report on the new
digital age of electronic body patches
for everything from glucose, to
temperature, and beyond (p.16).
There are three interviews in this
issue. We have NHS worker Andy
Lavender talking about his diabetes
kit and the ultra-challenges he has
found he could complete using a
pump and CGM (imagine a day of
being 100% time-in-range… then
imagine a week!), see p.20. Then
there's Khalid Keshta who's also risen
to a unique challenge while living
with T1D. After a leg injury foiled
his football career, he returned to
the gym and eventually ended up
winning body-building competitions.
I thought we'd have nothing in
common when we met, but I couldn't
have been more wrong. See p.24.
We have a detailed catch up with
Dexcom's CEO, Kevin Sayer, talking
to us ahead of the much-anticipated
launch of the company's latest G7
sensor, due out this autumn (p.10).
In our Company Profile (p.26) we
find out about Warwickshire-based
Advanced Therapeutics, the company
that brings us the Dana range of
There's part 2 of our fishy food
feature (p.34), with info on some
of the best online fish markets
where you can have your selections
delivered direct to your home. Our
Making Carbs Count this issue is
about black rice (p.40), with a couple
of tasty, summery recipes.
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