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NEWS

JDRF

Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF has

labelled the withdrawal of a drug

that can help UK and EU people

living with Type 1 diabetes stay

healthy as 'appalling'. In November

202, AstraZeneca alerted clinicians

that the drug dapagliflozin, also

known by its brand name Forxiga,

would be withdrawn immediately

for Type 1 diabetes use in the UK

and EU. The decision could affect

up to 2,000 people in the UK with

Type 1 diabetes, even though, per

AstraZeneca, there are no new safety

issues with the drug.

JDRF has called on AstraZeneca

to clearly explain to people affected

by Type 1 diabetes why the drug has

been withdrawn for use treating that

condition. The drug will continue

to be available for other conditions

including Type 2 diabetes.

Dapagliflozin is a once-a-day

pill which, when used alongside

standard insulin therapy, significantly

improves blood glucose management

for many people with the condition.

The first of its kind to be approved

in the UK and EU for adults with

Type 1 diabetes, it is the only other

drug - besides insulin - that has been

licensed in the UK to treat Type 1

diabetes. JDRF has long advocated

for therapies that can improve the

lives of those affected by Type 1

diabetes, including treatments such

as dapagliflozin. It was made available

on the NHS as an 'adjunct therapy' to

be used alongside insulin for people

with Type 1 diabetes by NICE in

July 2019.

Karen Addington, UK Chief

Executive of JDRF, said: "Dapagliflozin

has been the first drug offered in

100 years since the discovery of

insulin that has helped people with

Type 1 diabetes to manage their

condition. It is appalling that it is

now being withdrawn, even though

many people with Type 1 are finding

it an effective and useful tool to help

manage their glucose levels. JDRF

asks AstraZeneca to explain to people

in the UK affected by Type 1 diabetes

the reasons behind this withdrawal."

Vids on T1 tech

On a happier note, JDRF has

launched a video series to explain

diabetes technology using animation

to explain the features and benefits

of diabetes technology and the

choice of devices. The four videos

cover: continuous glucose monitors;

insulin pumps; flash glucose sensing;

hybrid closed loop technology

(also known as HCL or an artificial

pancreas system (APS)). Technologies

such as these can make it easier for

people with Type 1 to keep their

glucose levels in range, leading

to better health outcomes and

fewer complications.

JDRF Input

Fusion

This free online event run

from 10am to 1:35pm on

Saturday 4 December. It

will include talks by Dr

Fiona Campbell, Consultant

Paediatrician, Leeds Teaching

Hospitals on technology

and teens; Melissa Holloway,

Independent Industry Advisor

and Input:JDRF Volunteer

on the diabetes industry,

technology and the future;

Hilary Nathan, JDRF's director

of policy and communications,

will speak on advocacy, access

and progress; Lesley Jordan,

JDRF's senior technology

access specialist, will speak on

access to technology and other

JDRF resources.

To find out more and to

register for Fusion - Type 1

Diabetes Tech and Devices for

Children and Young People,

CLICK HERE.

These videos are

a great resource

to help people

understand what

technology there

is, how it works

and how it can

benefit them -

Lesley Jordan,

JDRF

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