Category: Type 1 Diabetes

One week with the Freestyle Libre – It’s cool but sometimes all consuming!

The Freestyle Libre is pretty cool…I’m almost certain if everyone had a libre, there would be no problem with getting people to test four times per day….My advice, based on only one week of using it, is to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve before using the libre, otherwise it may control you.

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Can incentives increase how much you test blood glucose levels?

Last week at the pump clinic I had an interesting chat with a consultant about testing four times per day. In my clinic they have a rule, if you’re on the pump, you must test four times a day…To keep the clinic happy I will try, but I know by this time next week the discussion with the consultant will have faded and I will get back into my normal routine…I think economic incentives can help.

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D1 now – a new study to help young people with Type 1 Diabetes

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Strength in Numbers conference in Galway, Ireland as both a researcher and a person with Type 1 Diabetes. It was a strange conference for me, I’ve been to conferences full of health economists, I’ve been to conferences full of healthcare professionals, and I’ve been to the odd event with lots of people with type 1 diabetes. But it was the first time I’ve been to a conference with a balanced mixture of everyone.

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