Abbott FreeStyle Libre, DTN diabetes technology network

KITLIVING

It's been a learning curve (it's all about

curves these days), with many of us

finally taking part in our first remote

clinic appointment or calling a GP from

our homes using a video call. Some of

us might have been pleasantly surprised

by the experience and saved time on

the visit by not having to travel to it. It is

the new normal, at least for now. Here's

a round-up of what companies and

services in the diabetes healthcare sector.

I can personally attest to the great work

being done on our behalves.

Additionally, many have redoubled

efforts to improve self-care from home.

Virtual learning that had only really been

whispered about has in fact turned out to

be vital in keeping services going. Staying

connected for our diabetes health (and

arguably our mental health too), is the new

normal. From video GP appointments to

'remote pump starts', it's all go right now.

So dive in, if you can find the time!

LIBRE LINK VIDEO

Marketing manager Shona Edwards tells

us, "At Abbott we are always trying to

keep one step ahead, continually working

to advance glucose monitoring. We have

had a product update to LibreView which

has launched a new feature helping

people connect and share their glucose

data with their healthcare professional

directly through the app making it so

quick and easy.

"The Connect to a Practice FreeStyle

LibreLink app feature allows users to

easily share their glucose data with their

healthcare team's LibreView account,

even at times when you can't physically

meet. Via LibreView, their healthcare team

is able to see their glucose data as they

scan with their FreeStyle Libre system. If

you use the FreeStyle LibreLink app this

data is automatically transferred. If you

use a FreeStyle Libre reader, upload your

data using the yellow cable provided.

You just need to connect your with your

NOTE: If any company is missing here it's

because we did not give them enough

warning to be able contribute and we

will do coverage in the next issue. We'd

usually list things alphabetically but there's

so much info here, we've not stuck too

strickly to that here.

Pumps & CGMs

Diabetes Technology Network (DTN-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. The network has

confirmed, "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. 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."

- Sue Marshall

Editor's comment

ABBOTT (FreeStyle brand, including Libre)

healthcare team via your LibreView

account."

www.freestylelibre.co.uk

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
  8. Page 0008
  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
  39. Page 0039
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