From September 2022, the GlucoMen Day CGM is to be available for prescribing through primary care ie. from a GP, on the NHS.
In this blog I review how this choice of CGM could be an option for type 1s (like myself), keeping in mind the Libre 2 I currently use and also comparing it to the Dexcom ONE and GlucoRx AiDEX. See below for the links to read my reviews on these CGM too.
GlucoMen Day is a CGM manufactured by Menarini, part of a European pharmaceutical company headquartered in Florence, Italy. Promotion for the GlucoMen Day CGM highlights 2 key features, that it is needle-free and eco friendly. Unlike other systems there is no guide needle. However, the insertion process is quite drawn-out compared to attaching a FreeStyle Libre, although once a user gets used to this, it probably wouldn't be an issue.
Training for how to use the product can be carried out online through their demonstrative videos. Reviews so far have commented favourably on the system.
GlucoMen is available as a pack of 2 for £67 making it slightly less costly than the FreeStyle Libre 1 and 2 and Dexcom ONE CGM.
Self funding is also an option.
More information: www.glucomenday.co.uk