Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets

KIT

a correction dose at that point, but that

would be too much insulin and tip you

over into hypo. It's easily done in a busy

life, but the data can help identify this as

an over reaction. Just wait and there may

not be a need for the correction dose.

"Before using something like a Libre

sensor a patient might be asked to aim for

an HbA1c of 8%, which may be difficult

to achieve, but within reason. Using Libre

it can help map out and fine-tune your

control and the aim could then be to get

to 7.5%.

"In my experience different people

use this kind of data in different ways.

People do really like the Libre technology.

It costs roughly £3.50 a day to use it if

you're self funding, which is more or

less the cost of one coffee a day. Most

people would consider that a worthwhile

investment to improve control. Arguably,

self-funders who put the money up for

this themselves, are more motivated

people in the first place. I've found most

people like using the hourly trend alerts as

well as looking at the 24-hour reviews and

the daily averages section on the reader.

It's great to be able to see sugars in time

blocks. You could just tighten up on the

high ones. Nice little nudges like that can

see good improvements over time."

Back it up

Jennings has been on an insulin pump

a long time and for a while worked for

Medtronic. Now a DSN with Derby

Hospitals, he sees a lot of people on

pumps and sensors. "One thing I have

learned personally, and I always point out

to my patients, is that technology can fail.

Never totally trust the technology. If it's not

telling you completely what you expect

then check that it's working properly. And

be prepared: carry a backup with you at all

It's great to be able to see sugars in time blocks. You could just tighten up on the high

ones. Nice little nudges like that can see good improvements over time." - Peter Jennings

" times, spare insulin and even disposable

syringes. It's not sexy, but if your pump

packs up then just having insulin and a

means of delivery it can buy yourself time

before you can sort out the technical

problem. You almost need a pump fail to

see how you can get caught out."

In addition, Jennings says that it's

not all about technology. "For the newly

diagnosed and those new to pumps I give

out paper diaries, these really help people

to make that link between their blood test

results, their insulin dose and the food

they have eaten. I also encourage people

to be mindful of daily blood tests too.

They are the bedrock of diabetes care.

But I also help the people I see to navigate

the choice and selection of diabetes

technology. We try to figure out what is

best for them and is it assisting, otherwise

there's no point in having it."

www.freestylelibre.co.uk

INPUT is a UK charity with a mission to improve access

to diabetes technology such as insulin pumps, flash and

continuous glucose monitoring, as well as to structured

education. www.inputdiabetes.org.uk

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