diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19

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NHS England diabetes advisor Professor Partha Karr was

interviewed by Channel 4 News. Meanwhile, charities

including Diabetes UK and JDRF, delved into the stats to

provide clearer background information, context and advice

on how to stay safe (and see further information overleaf).

explain that as, well as improving diet, "30

minutes of exercise is the best thing you

can do for your health" to reduce the risk

of succumbing to the coronavirus.

Read the article and find links to the

report CLICK HERE.

Recommendations

A new global reference website designed

to provide recommendations for people

with diabetes during the COVID-19 has

been developed as part of a campaign

spearheaded by JDRF and Beyond Type 1.

CoronavirusDiabetes.org brings

together leaders of the global diabetes

community, issuing guidelines for people

to follow. While we know not everyone with

diabetes - Type 1 or Type 2 - has the

same level of risk, the recommendations

- endorsed by the American Diabetes

Association, Harvard Medical School and

The International Society for Pediatric

and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) -

target broad changes in behaviour from

everyone in the diabetes community to

protect those who are the most at risk.

The site, available in different

languages, also includes a variety of

other articles, downloadable graphics,

videos and links to additional resources

provided by JDRF, Beyond Type 1, and

other partners.

www.coronavirusdiabetes.org

Changing tech

Diabetes companies are adapting in

response to the pandemic. To help

diagnose fevers in potential cases of

Covid-19, the sugarBEAT CGM is being

repurposed as a continuous temperature

monitor (CTM). The device, by Nemaura

Medical, has an in-built temperature

sensor that can continuously track body

temperature through the skin, which could

help in the battle against coronavirus. This

comes as Google's Verily also recently

announced plans to develop a small bodyworn

temperature patch that transmits

data to a phone app to notify users of

fever and support the early diagnosis of

viral infections. The sugarBEAT app is

designed for glucose monitoring on smart

devices and is set to be repurposed for

temperature measurement to match with

the sugarBEAT patch.

Online T2 education

A digital version of DESMOND - a course

to help support people with Type 2

diabetes - is available for free while the

UK is under lockdown. Developed by

the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC), it

is proven to lower HbA1c. MyDesmond

covers all the content and research from

the face-to-face programme, and users

can ask an expert, and track activity levels,

weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and

cholesterol. People with type 2 diabetes

can even connect and support each other

viamydesmond@uhl-tr.nhs.ukmbers of the

DESMOND community.

Sign up for MyDesmond by emailing

myDESMOND@uhl-tr.nhs.uk with your

name, email address, the county you live

in/your postcode and NHS number (if you

have it).

LDC has also launched a page

dedicated to Covid-19, covering

symptoms, advice about hospital and GP

appointments, emotional wellbeing and

mental health.

Leicester Diabetes Centre

Index

  1. Free online Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  3. ng diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  6. JDRF, Karen Addington, Teresa May, type 1 diabetes
  7. Page 0007
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  9. diabetes and coronavirus and Covid-19
  10. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  11. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  12. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  13. Medtrum A6 Touchcare patch pump and CGM in harmony
  14. food news for people with diabetes
  15. Sweet Freedom, food news for people with diabetes
  16. desang diabetes magazine
  17. Abbott FreeStyle Libre, DTN diabetes technology network
  18. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  19. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
  20. BD and Me, Dexcom
  21. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  22. Medtrum TouchCare, Shacey Petrovic Insulet Corportation, Owen Mumford
  23. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  24. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  25. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  26. Air Liquide Healthcare UK Tandem t:slim insulin pump with Basal IQ
  27. Roche Diabetes Care UK, Roche mySugr, Accu-Chek Combo, Accu-Chek Insight, Conn O'Neill
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  30. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  31. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  32. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  33. Page 0033
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  35. Page 0035
  36. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  37. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  38. ISO 15197, MARD for CGM, Desang magazine reader survey
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