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a blood glucose test imageJune 26 2018

A new consensus guideline says people with Type 1 diabetes should have proper access to diabetes technologies “that are essential in managing their condition well”.

Diabetes UK’s guideline aims to address the wide variation in access to diabetes technologies, such as continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and insulin pumps in England. It should help “inform clinical teams and support decision making on the most appropriate use of available technology for people with Type 1 diabetes in managing their blood glucose levels.”

It also sets out guidance for local NHS policymakers when they are considering making appropriate technology available for people with diabetes in their local area.

The consensus guideline pathway “supports people through progressive use of technology in the form of technology ‘monotherapy’ or ‘dual therapy’ as required to achieve target HbA1c while minimising risk of hypoglycaemia.”

Diabetes UK hopes the guidance will mean more people will be able to reduce their chances of experiencing hypoglycaemic events, and other health problems associated with high HbA1C levels.

The recommendations have been produced after asking around 9,000 people with diabetes what would help them most to live well in the future. “They highlighted that access to technologies and treatments was one of the key priorities, especially for people with Type 1 diabetes.”

Links:
Diabetes UK announcement      
Diabetes UK ‘Diabetes technology: a consensus guideline’          

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