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NEWS

PUMP/CGM CONSUMABLES & COVID-19

ABOVE AND BEYOND

SPOTTING TYPE 2 AT THE DENTIST

Beyond Type 1, the global organisation for the Type 1 diabetes community has launched

further websites in Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Swedish. In addition to expanding

its reach with multiple languages, extra content includes personal stories and resources

created for and by the Type 1 diabetes community. Beyond Type 1 launched in 2015 in

English, then in Spanish in 2017. Dexcom and Insulet support the new websites.

www.beyondtype1.org

Diabetes Technology Network UK, an

association of medical practitioners with

specialties in diabetes care has been in

contact with all companies supplying

insulin pump, continuous glucose

monitoring and flash glucose monitoring

in the UK at this time. We can reassure

all users of diabetes technology that

none of these companies are anticipating

significant interruptions to their supply

chain due to the Coronavirus crisis. We

would ask that people do not attempt to

stockpile supplies of consumables as this

is unnecessary and may create problems

for other users. If demand remains as

normal, there will be no shortages.

Companies may experience short term

supply problems with some items, as

is usual, but if this occurs these are

expected to resolve quickly. You will be

contacted in the event that this situation

changes.

For insulin pump users whose

warranties are due to expire soon, the

companies involved have agreed that

warranties will be extended. Please

see the statement from Medtronic and

the statement from Roche (download

PDFs below). For Omnipod, Insulet have

stated that users requiring a replacement

PDM will be assisted regardless of

manufacturing warranty, with any

replacement issued being of the same

model currently being used. DTN are very

grateful for these commitments, which

will allow users to continue to benefit from

insulin pump therapy without needing to

attend appointments for a pump upgrade.

We will release a further statement later

this week regarding remote insulin pump

upgrades and CGM starts.

Medtronic warranty letter.

Roche warranty letter.

New research suggests that dental

teams could play an integral role in the

early detection of Type 2 diabetes as

well as identifying people at high risk of

developing the condition.

Researchers at the University of

Birmingham found that using risk

assessment tools, such as patient

questionnaires and blood testing within a

dental surgery setting, could lead to better

outcomes for patients and improved

diabetes management.

Gum disease (severe periodontitis)

is significantly linked to Type 2 diabetes,

and with links between compromised

glycaemic status and oral health, dental

professionals could be vital in the

identification of the condition.

Lead researcher Professor Iain

Chapple, Head of the University of

Birmingham's School of Dentistry said:

"Our review identified positive attitudes

of physicians, dental team members,

patients and the public towards risk

assessing and early case detection of

diabetes and pre-diabetes within the

dental surgery. Patients also strongly

supported tests being undertaken that

provided immediate results.

"Not only does this demonstrate that

there may be benefit in engaging the dental

workforce to identify these cases, but

also shows a need for a more joined-up

approach to care pathways between

physicians and dental practitioners."

To read the full paper CLICK HERE.

Index

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  2. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  5. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
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  7. Medtronic Guardian Connect
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  11. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
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  13. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
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  15. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
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  17. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
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  22. NHS UK coronovirus information
  23. Second Nature lifestyle behaviour change
  24. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  25. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  26. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  27. Diabetes UK helpline
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  30. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  31. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  32. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  33. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
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  39. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
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