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.
TUBELESS OMNIPOD® 5 GETS CE MARK FOR USE IN EUROPE
20th September 2022
The Omnipod 5 which has been awarded a European CE mark. Insulet announced that it will be marketed in Europe from mid-2023 although it’s not yet known which countries will be prioritised.
Find out more on the website here: https://www.omnipod.com/en-gb/what-is-omnipod/omnipod-5
Note: the Ominipod 5 started to be rolled out in the USA in August 2022 and can be bought direct from pharmacies.
WORLD'S FIRST NON-INVASIVE GLUCOSE MONITOR
6th September 2022
Image courtesy of GlucoRx.
GlucoRx announced the first non-invasive glucose monitor, the GlucoRx Biosensor™ developed with Cardiff University. This is a sensor with no needle insertion or filament!
Find out more here: https://www.glucorx.co.uk/glucorx-announces-worlds-first-multi-sensor-non-invasive-glucose-monitoring
TYPE 1 BY AGE - REMINDER
1st September 2022
A recent statistical reminder by Partha Kar (NHS Diabetes Specialist) shows that type 1 diabetes isn't a condition that only affects the young and in fact over 60% of those struggling with diabetes management are over 40 years old!
TYPE 1 DIABETES BY AGE
||% OF TYPE 1s
|60- 69 years
|80 years & older
Data 2020 Feb #gbdoc
GLUCOMEN DAY PRICES
As previously reported, GlucoMen Day CGM will be available on prescription (subject to areas putting it on their prescribing list) from September 2022. The cost to the NHS is slightly less than Libre and Dexcom ONE at £67 for a pack of 2 (ie. £33.50 each).
Find out how GlucoMen Day could help your diabetes management in our blog detailing all the pros and cons here.
There's more in our blog, Dexcom ONE: What to Expect. Click here.
NETFLIX FILM FEATURES CHARACTER WITH DIABETES
Netflix movie Purple Hearts.
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