This page gives an overview of some of the diabetes-related stories we have seen in the news this month. We especially look out for a newsworthy story focussing on medtech and sensor technology.
2nd August 2022
Dexcom ONE is now available on prescription through the NHS in the same way as Freestyle Libre so can be done by a Doctor or Diabetes team. This opens up the way for T1Ds to have the choice of 'flash' or CGM (continuous glucose monitor).
Below are the key features to consider when comparing the Dexcom ONE to a Freestyle Libre 2. The main advantage appears to be that there is no need to scan a Dexcom ONE, the readings are directly to a smartphone updating every 5 minutes. There is also a higher waterproof rating for the Dexcom ONE, a fact that many swimmers will be interested to hear!
The main disadvantage, I suggest, is that there is no app for carers to follow users.
Do you agree? See how the Dexcom ONE stacks up with your priorities using our quick reference table below.
29 July 2022
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