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LIVING

Updated NICE guidelines April 2022

THE NICEST NEWS

At the very end of March 2022 updated NICE

guidelines on access to diabetes technology were

published. The changes are quite astonishing but are

nothing less than what they should be.

By Sue Marshall.

As I said in the editorial

of the last issue of the

magazine, when I set the

magazine up, the point

was to share information and talk

about diabetes 'kit'. Back then (about

a decade ago), few people wore, or

had even heard about insulin pumps

and everyone was blood testing, with

all the rigmarole that entailed. Now,

it's great to be reporting that we are

all well on the way to a better future

with smaller, cleverer devices that

can help ease the burden while also

giving insights to help with making

some of the endless decisions that

need to be made when living with the

condition.

No longer will people will not have

to 'build their business case' for going

on diabetes technology, they will be

offered it directly if they have T1D.

Many may stick to the knitting and

stay with whatever they currently

use, others who may have been told

'no' to going on a pump or sensor

in the past, should get a different

answer when they ask again.

It will take a while for these

guidelines to filter through the

healthcare system, but certainly

talk to your HCP at your next

appointment about what tech you

might want to access.

There is a lot to be said about

what you yourself bring to the

party - diabetes is a strict teacher,

and much of our control is based

on lessons learned on our life's

journey. Our interaction with food

and exercise is more complex than

those not living with the condition,

and we have to be organised ¬- oh

so organised! All of this will hold

us in good stead when taking up

diabetes tech.

There are some sticking points

with diabetes tech as it develops,

particularly the fact that some

manufacturers systems are 'lock

ins' that do not 'talk' to other

devices. However, that is now being

addressed, a bitter pill to swallow for

the more old-fashioned businesses

that set out to have end-to-end

solutions where only their equipment

could be used with their own

other equipment. The movement

#wearenotwaiting also started in

the US by parents of children with

diabetes who were themselves

software engineers and who knew

they could make better solutions

than were currently available, and far

faster than waiting for big industry

to get around to it with their much

Fitting the final piece into place - universal access to a choice of sensors for

all those with Type 1 diabetes.

Index

  1. Free online Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes information
  2. Free online Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes information
  3. Free online Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes information
  4. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  5. insulin pump, Dana i system, artificial pancreas, Advanced Therapeutics UK, CamAPS FX, Dexcom G6
  6. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  7. Abbott Freestyle Libre 2, Flash Glucose Monitoring, FSL2
  8. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  9. Glooko diabetes data download software. Stay on track in between visits.
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  11. Air Liquide Healthcare UK, Tandem t:slim insulin pump with Control IQ
  12. Desang diabetes magazine article on new NICE guidelines April 2022 spur far wider access to diabetes
  13. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  14. Desang diabetes magazine article on new NICE guidelines April 2022 spur far wider access to diabetes
  15. Medtrum Touchcare Nano Patch Pump and CGM
  16. Diabetes technology, CGM sensors, FreeStyle Libre, Dexcom One, Glucorx Aidex CGM
  17. Diabetes technology, CGM sensors, FreeStyle Libre, Dexcom One, Glucorx Aidex CGM
  18. New drugs to replace insulin, replacing or preserving beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes.
  19. New drugs to replace insulin, replacing or preserving beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes.
  20. Stem cells and gene editing for a cure to Type 1 diabetes.
  21. Medtronic MiniMed 780G System Automated for an easier way to stabilise glucose levels
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  23. Stem cells and gene editing for a cure to Type 1 diabetes.
  24. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes
  25. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes
  26. JDRF's pathway to choice project for accdss to diabetes technology.
  27. JDRF's pathway to choice project for accdss to diabetes technology.
  28. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes diet
  29. Diabetes technology education from Diabetes Technology Network DTN
  30. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes diet
  31. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  32. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes diet
  33. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes diet
  34. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes
  35. Making Carbs Count, Carbohydrate counting for diabetes, Desang diabetes magazine
  36. Making Carbs Count, Carbohydrate counting for diabetes, Desang diabetes magazine
  37. Desang diabetes kitbags, bag for diabetes kit
  38. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes

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