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The Eversense sensor is inserted in a

clinical environment where a 5-8mm

insertion is made in the upper arm

under a local anaesthetic). The sensor is

inserted using a special insertion tool. The

insertion is then closed with steri-strips.

The implanted sensor is powered

wirelessly by the transmitter placed on

the arm directly over the sensor. The

Eversense mobile app can send the data

wirelessly to a cloud-based application

allowing the data to be shared with the

caregiver or diabetes healthcare team.

Once implanted, the Eversense

sensor provides accurate glucose data

for up to 180 days. The transmitter placed

on the skin above the sensor is removable

and rechargeable. It sends data to a

smartphone app. The Eversense smart

transmitter is low profile, lightweight

and easy to wear under clothing, being

secured to the skin using adhesive tape.

It is water resistant too.

The smart transmitter powers the

sensor, calculates the glucose values

and direction and rate of change. It also

provides on-body vibration alerts even if the

smartphone is not nearby or switched off.

Louisa Thomson sees her

CGM is being a part of her

'support team'.

to my diabetes. They are progressive,

looking ahead and not just catching up.

Initially it was simple things that improved.

For example, I was using 8mm needles

and they suggested I switched to 4mm

needles. Then there's the bigger picture.

They run regular Insight Days, which

are great - I always attend, as I want to

stay ahead. With my diabetes control,

when I get stressed my sugars tend go

high, much more so than going high after

having food. I am a freelance writer and

travel a lot, so doing blood tests can

be a challenge. Also, I tend to keep my

diabetes to myself, so do not blood test in

meetings. It was the diabetes team's clinic

facilitator, Carol, who got in touch with me

about the Eversense implantable CGM.

She wondered if I would like to try it as

she understood my life and its challenges

and my own personal goals. I'm really

grateful that she did."

Like many people, Thomson was

initially reticent about using wearable

diabetes technology. She recalls,

"Although I had reservations about

wearables, I started by using a FreeStyle

Libre a few years ago and that helped

me to get used to the idea. I could see

the value. I just love it. Once I took it off

to charge it and did not put it back on

for a few hours, and I felt really exposed

without it. The key to looking after myself

with Eversense is that it's so easy. Now I

listen for when I'm high and low, I don't

look at the screen as much as I used to,

I trust it, and feel it's something that's

helping to look after me."

Thomson knows she is lucky to

be able to afford to go private for her

healthcare, but sees it as being one less

cost on the NHS. She says, "I just want to

help myself to deal with this diagnosis the

best way I can. I don't want to be a burden

on anyone else, or the NHS. One way or

another I am getting the knowledge and

help I need to live well with this condition.

I have recently moved over to insulin Fiasp

as I could see how slow to act my previous

insulin was by comparison. Now I can

inject as I eat and not 30 minutes before

and my control has improved with this

too. Good control should avert diabetes

complications, and keep me away from

needing additional healthcare input. Since

going on Eversense, my boyfriend can

see the data too, which gives him peace

of mind, for example when I am overseas.

I don't depend on that, but it is good to

know that he can contact me and say,

'stop what you are doing and take care

of yourself.' He, along with the Eversense

sensor and London Diabetes Centre, are

my support system."

Eversense CGM

"Everything you could possibly need is

available here at our state-of-the-art

clinic." - David Briggs, Chief Operating

Officer, London Diabetes Centre

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