London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic

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TYPE YOU DIABETES

Patients at the London Diabetes Centre are taking advantage of

expertise in diabetes technology to try out new systems. Here

we look at the benefits of one of the newest technologies, the

Eversense implantable CGM.

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S

uddenly diabetes technology

is coming on leaps and

bounds. But it can be hard

to make sense of it - would

you benefit from it, if so,

which technology should you choose?

Sometimes it's good to talk to a team

that can help assess your needs and best

match you to a solution. If you can fund

it, then they can immediately help you to

take action and get onto the technology

as quickly as possible. This is the intention

of the London Diabetes Centre, which has

been based in Marylebone for decades.

David Briggs, Chief Operating Officer

for London Diabetes Centre, says, "At

the London Diabetes Centre, we offer

something not available at any other

private outpatient clinic in the UK. Ever

since we started back in 1991, it's been

our goal to provide diabetes patients

with a truly comprehensive approach to

every aspect of their ongoing care and

wellbeing; one in which everything you

need comes together and connects,

seamlessly. Everything you could possibly

need is available here at our state-of-theart clinic along with leading specialists in

their areas, working alongside each other

- in a genuinely 'joined-up' way."

Clinic Facilitator,Carol Willis, a member

of the senior diabetes team explains,

"Here, under one roof, we have not just

the finest facilities, but a single team that

brings together cutting edge expertise in

every aspect of diabetes care. That team

includes not just 12 renowned consultant

diabetologists, with expertise in different

aspects of the condition, but also four

senior diabetes educators, dietitians,

the support of the London Medical

Ophthalmology department.

"We even have our own pharmacy,

which stocks a wide range of equipment

for diabetes care - from the basics like

meters, strips and lancets to insulin

pumps and glucose (CGM) sensors. We

also have all the latest medicines, some of

them not readily available elsewhere. You

can come for an appointment then leave

the same day with the medicines and

equipment that has been recommended.

"We have always encouraged

our patients to take advantage of

technological advances once we have

ourselves become assured of their

efficacy. Diabetes technology can truly

improve control and quality of life and we

try hard to match the right technology with

each patient. We have been proactive

in advocating continuous glucose

monitoring (CGM) technology and have

recently had much success with patients

going on to one of the latest solutions,

the Eversense implantable CGM by

Senseonics, distributed in the UK by

Roche Diabetes Care. Even though this

involves a brief procedure to insert the

small device, some patients have moreor-less

jumped at the chance.

Sporting chance

Dr. Anisa Khadem Nwachuku was

diagnosed in May 2015 with Type I when

she was working in West Africa and initially

controlled her diabetes using Januvia and

Metformin. Having moved to the UK in

September 2016 she was keen to go on

insulin and, being aware of continuous

glucose monitoring (CGM), was eager

to try that while learning how to manage

her control on insulin. "Completely

by chance, I walked past the London

Diabetes Centre and later took a look at

their website and could see they had a

suite of specialities within diabetes care.

They run Insight Days and I attended one,

which I found to be both interesting and

useful. There are doctors who present on

the latest therapies and health concerns

for people living with diabetes and are

ready to field your questions. It's also

possible to handle new technology and

ask company reps questions about them.

After attending one of those sessions I

consulted with Carol, the Clinic Facilitator,

who has held my hand through finding

the right endocrinologist for me, helped

me book appointments with the various

care providers, and has been generally

invaluable to me ever since."

Nwachuku initially tried another CGM

but when she heard about the Eversense

implantable CGM, she immediately

appreciated the versatility it would offer

her as an experienced scuba diver and

snowboarder. "I felt that having an implant

would make things even easier than a

conventional CGM," she says, "Clearly,

staying active is a crucial component of

managing this disease. If you want to do

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