LATEST DIABETES NEWS: JANUARY 2022

LOWERING HBA1C

Added 25th January 2022

New data from the NHS shows that more T1s have reduced their HbA1C over the pandemic and the number with a result of less than 58mmol/mol (ie. less than 7.5%) is the greatest ever! Thanks, in part, to the use of Libre sensors.

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LIBRE USE CONTINUES TO GROW

Added 25th January 2022

Use of Libre in the UK continues to grow as new data reveals that around 64% of T1s in England have access to Libre sensors on the NHS. Great news!

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FIRST INJECTION OF INSULIN 100 YEARS AGO

Added 11th January 2022

The 11th January 2022, marked 100 years since the first injection of insulin into a human and the event was recognised in the UK by the Queen. Her letter, see above, refers to us - the diabetes community!

Read about the discovery of insulin in our blog, click here.

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LIBRE 3 UPDATE

Abbott have revealed that Libre 3 won't be an automatic upgrade for users of Libre on NHS prescription. It will only be available on the NHS through hospital diabetes care teams.

Read our blog - 6 CGM Choices for 2022 - to see more explanation of how Libre 3 will be listed on the NHS Supply Chain.

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NEW BIOWEARABLES BRAND LINGO

In another announcement, Abbott have confirmed that they are developing a range of biowearable products for consumers under the brand name Lingo.

The products will help users track key signals in their body such as glucose, ketones, and lactate and use these to better understand their general health and take appropriate action.

Abbott said its goal with Lingo is to expand glucose monitoring to people looking to manage their weight, sleep better, improve energy and think clearer.

You can read the press release here: https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2022-01-06-Abbott-Announces-Future-of-Biowearables-at-Consumer-Electronics-Show

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COMIC TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF INSULIN

Now available to download! A new comic celebrating the discovery of insulin over 100 years ago.

Free download : https://revolvecomics.com/diabetes-type-1-generations/

Revolve Comics have collaborated with Diabetes Specialists from Portsmouth and Southampton and people living with type 1 diabetes to create a comic series based on Type 1 Diabetes. All comics are available to download on Revolve's website 

https://revolvecomics.com

TYPE 1 IN POETRY

Added 25th January 2022

A new poem book from Duke Al Durham, a type one himself, is proving popular in the community. Explaining lots of details about the condition it's moving and inspirational with some profit from the book sales being donated to JDRF and Diabetes UK. 

Bittersweet: The Highs, The Lows, Hypers and Hypos of Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Available on Amazon.