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KIT

NOTHING BEATS A

BLOOD TEST

A quick look at a new way of blood testing - subscription

services. By Sue Marshall

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self-monitoring of blood

glucose (SMGB) is

encouraged in anyone taking

medications that could

induce hypoglycaemia.

Most of us with Type 1 diabetes are regular

and habitual testers (some of us can even

be called 'super testers'). So, the amount

of sensor strips that you will use can

be pretty easily predicted (allow for few

spares are allowed for extra testing when

going through a rough patch). Depending

on their medication, some people with

Type 2 diabetes are also encouraged to

do their own blood glucose monitoring.

There has been a better developed

(Part 5)

system in the US for these services for

a while now, where you get a meter and

lancing device then a set amount of strips

are sent to you on a monthly basis. But in

the UK, there are two factors against the

uptake of subscription services for blood

test supplies.

First, we expect to get any medically

justified supplies for free from the NHS,

meaning we're unlikely to pay for a

subscription. Second, there is still some

doubt among HCPs as to the validity of

blood glucose monitoring for most people

with Type 2 diabetes.

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Index

  1. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free online diabetes magazine
  2. Medtronic Minimed 640G insulin pump
  3. Page 0003
  4. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  5. Diabetes UK Swansea Type 1 Tech conference November 2019
  6. Page 0006
  7. Home test HbA1c A1C Now
  8. Page 0008
  9. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection kit, injection technique, injecting insulin, injection education, fr
  10. Page 0010
  11. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  12. Partha Kar, Desang diabetes news
  13. Page 0013
  14. Page 0014
  15. Desang Range of Diabetes Kitbags, Desang Classic Kitbag, Desang blood test diary
  16. JDRF Input Fusion, diabetes technology
  17. JDRF Input Fusion, Professor Partha Kar, diabetes technology
  18. JDRF Input Fusion, diabetes technology
  19. JDRF Input Fusion, diabetes technology
  20. Page 0020
  21. Kaleido insulin pump, patch pump, ViCentra diabetes
  22. Page 0022
  23. Trividia Health UK True Metrix blood glucose monitoring (BGM)
  24. JDRF, INPUT, diabetes technology, access diabetes technology
  25. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  26. ABCD DTN Diabetes Technology Network, Flash Glucose Monitoring education programme
  27. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  28. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free online diabetes magazine
  29. Page 0029
  30. Page 0030
  31. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  32. Page 0032
  33. Page 0033
  34. Chef Anjula Devi, Manchester United, Indian food
  35. Chef Anjula Devi, Manchester United, Indian food, female indian chef
  36. Making Carbs Count
  37. Making Carbs Count white beans, Fenland Celery, carb counting for diabetes
  38. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  39. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  40. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free online diabetes magazine

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