Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors

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In a recent blog entitled Managing

Diabetes at Home, the New Normal,

Angelina Thorne, marketing manager

with Spirit Health writes, "COVID-19 has

presented the healthcare community with

new challenges but also opportunities

for changing the pathways to support

our vulnerable patients in both the acute

and community setting. People with

diabetes fall into the high-risk category

for contracting COVID-19, and those

infected are at a greater risk of developing

emergency states of hyperglycaemia

and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). New

guidelines have been developed across

the healthcare system, including care

homes, to support healthcare workers

in recognising complications and provide

guidance on treatment pathways.

"At home people with diabetes may

benefit from monitoring blood ketones to

spot the early signs of developing DKA.

We are supporting people at home to

better understand better how to measure

their blood ketone levels. As in-person

education is on hold, online options are

now delivered by our trained educators in

a 'virtual' clinic.

As it is vital that people with diabetes

continue to adhere to their medicines

routines as advised by their healthcare

professionals and online pharmacy, Spirit

Pharmacy, is an easy, reliable way to get

their prescribed items. We have a special

interest in diabetes and provide patients

with access to educational support.

"We are supporting CCGs and patients

by making the CareSens Dual meter,

which tests for both glucose and ketones,

more accessible. We are supplying GP

practices with additional stocks of meters

and patients can contact us directly to

request a free meter, which is posted to

their home. You can watch a demo video

of the CareSens Dual meter or call the 24/7

freephone number to speak to someone to

SPIRIT HEALTH (brands)

help with their meter.

"Diabetes education is recommended

for all newly diagnosed patients. With

group programmes suspended until

further notice, Spirit has moved its national

Empower programme for patients with

Type 2 diabetes online, with courses

delivered by our educators to small groups

of patients in the comfort and safety of

their own home. CCG commissioners

have welcomed this move which ensure

that patients receive the support and

guidance they need. Feedback from

people attending the virtual sessions has

been positive.

"Meanwhile our product, CliniTouch Vie

enables remote monitring for vulnerable

people with long-term conditions and

those discharged from hospital. This can

be done from the safety of their home and

helps care teams to prioritise those most

in need through vital sign monitoring and

assisted triage. It may also be possible for

some people to utilise remote monitoring

where appropriate. This can include

using video and telephone consultations,

tracking patient vital signs, general health

and wellbeing."

www.spirit-digital.co.uk

Angelina Thorne

Feedback from

people attending the

virtual sessions has

been positive.

"

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  11. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  14. food news for people with diabetes
  15. Sweet Freedom, food news for people with diabetes
  16. desang diabetes magazine
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  18. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  19. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
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  21. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
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  30. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
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