Desang diabetes magazine, Abbott Freestyle Libre sensor

KITLIVING

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ews released on

14 November,

coincidentally World

Diabetes Day, there

will be nation-wide

availability of Abbott's FreeStyle Libre flash

glucose sensor on the NHS (for those who

qualify) thereby ending what was widely

reported to have been a postcode lottery.

Various CCGs had seemed either unable

or unwilling to fund these undeniably

useful glucose sensors creating much

frustration within the diabetes community.

See the BBC news story here:

www.bbc.co.uk/news

These sensors, which are easy to use

and discreet, can help keep blood glucose

levels stable in the short-term and lead to

a lessening of risk of long-term health risks

like amputations. Whatever up-front cost

they confer is negated by a reduced need

to do 'finger stick' blood tests, therefore

saving on blood test strips, and also

mitigate against the cost of handling things

like hospital submissions for an extreme

hypo- or hyperglycaemic episode, or sight

loss or kidney damage, where prevention

is certainly massively more cost effective

than the damage caused by uncontrolled

glucose levels. With patients proving very

willing to engage with this technology, it's

a no-brainer to let them have access to it.

The fact is that most people know

someone with diabetes, and the older

you get the more likely that is. Far from it

for us to say that everyone in the House

of Lords is old, but there is something to

be said for the wisdom shown in lobbying

and debate that happened prior to the

NHS's announcement. Lord Morris of continued over

Aberavon on 31 October addressed the

House saying, "I have declared on more

than one occasion the interest of one

member of my family in the treatment of

Type 1 diabetes. I have taken part in many

debates on diabetes and I am grateful to

Diabetes UK and JDRF for the vigour of

their campaigning and their advice. The

incidence of diabetes has doubled in

20 years, making it the fastest-growing

health crisis. By 2025, it is estimated

that 5.2 million people will be living with

it. It costs the NHS £10 billion every year,

largely spent on dealing with preventable

conditions. Direct and indirect costs are

much more.

"Tonight, I shall concentrate on Type 1

diabetes. Although its effect has some of

the characteristics of Type 2 diabetes-I

am not a medical man-it is largely a

different problem, it is not connected to

lifestyle and it strikes people of all ages,

some of whom are very young.

"Some years ago, I went to various

research centres at universities. I went

to Oxford, and I met Dr Hovorka's team

at Cambridge, my old university. I went

to London, where ground-breaking

research was taking place on the failure

of the pancreas to produce insulin and its

replacement but, so far as I know, results

are limited. Over the last few decades,

new technologies have transformed the

way diabetes is treated and monitored

and can help to reduce diabetes-related

complications in the long term."

Over the last few

decades, new

technologies have

transformed the way

diabetes is treated

and monitored and

can help to reduce

diabetes-related

complications in the

long term

- Lord Abervon

"

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  14. Medtronic diabetes insulin pump, Medtronic Minimed 640G
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  29. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  30. Desang diabetes magazine, behaviour change, Our Path
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  32. Desang diabetes magazine, My Diabetes Kit, Paul Longley
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