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NEWS

LIBRE 2 WITH ALARMS LAUNCHED

People living with diabetes in Europe now

have the choice to be alerted in real-time

of hypoglycaemia (low glucose levels)

or hyperglycaemia (high glucose levels)

through the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, a

continuous glucose monitoring system

(CGM). However there is no current date

set for FreeStyle Libre 2 to launch in the

UK and Ireland.

In a press release, Abbott has

announced that it has secured CE Mark

(Conformité Européenne) for its FreeStyle

Libre 2 system-the next generation of

FreeStyle Libre. The original Libre replaced

self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)

without the use of finger sticks. This new

release, the Libre 2, now offers optional

glucose alarms for patients who need or

want them.

"The FreeStyle Libre 2 system is

designed to further empower people with

diabetes by providing a choice about how

they want to use alarms, which can be

a valuable feature for a specific group of

people managing their diabetes," says

Jared Watkin, senior vice president,

Diabetes Care, Abbott. "We're committed

to developing the latest health technology

to help people lead fuller lives. Our goal is

to make FreeStyle Libre widely accessible,

which includes offering additional features

at no additional cost to customers."

How It Works: Alarm. Scan. Act.

Utilizing Bluetooth technology, the FreeStyle

Libre 2 system provides an easy-to-use

alarm experience by offering optional,

customizable alarms for low glucose and

high glucose. Another technical feature

notifies the user of signal loss (e.g., when

the sensor is not communicating with the

reader). In the event of these instances, the

system will alert the user through sound or

vibration (based on the user's personal

preference). The user continues to be

able to scan their FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor

as often as desired to see their glucose

reading, trends and patterns, and eighthour history.

The FreeStyle Libre 2, with optional

alarms, will initially launch in Germany.

The aim is to make the system available to

other countries in Europe, and elsewhere,

going forward. Watch this space, we will

update this information as more news

becomes available.

www.freestylelibre.co.uk

EXTREMES RISK

DEPRESSION

Extreme highs and lows of blood glucose

are associated with depression in people

with diabetes according to research

published by the American Diabetes

Association (ADA). The report, by Paola

Gilsanz et al, concluded that the presence

of depression greatly increases the risk of

severe hypo- and hyperglycemic events,

particularly in the first 6-12 months after

diagnosis, and the risk of depression

increases after severe high or low glycemic

episodes. Diabetes Care.

NEW PATCH PUMP

FROM ACCU-CHEK

Roche has received CE Mark for

its Accu-Chek Solo micropump

system. The company will start a pilot

commercialisation phase for this new

insulin delivery system in Austria, Poland,

Switzerland and the UK in the coming

weeks and is currently conducting

a clinical study in several European

countries.

Roland Diggelmann, CEO Roche

Diagnostics says of the pump, "This

important milestone will enable us to

further expand access to insulin pump

therapy to those people with diabetes

who can benefit most from this therapy

option - so they can spend more time in

their ideal target range and experience

an improved quality of life. The new

modular design of our Accu-Chek Solo

micropump system responds to the

needs of people with diabetes to give

them more discretion and flexibility."

According to press information, "The

Accu-Chek Solo micropump system

allows for convenience and personalisation

in insulin pump therapy while contributing

to a more targeted and effective diabetes

management. It offers the functionalities

of a traditional insulin pump alongside

with the technological advancement of

tube-free insulin delivery. The system

consists of two parts: a small, lightweight

and semi-disposable insulin micropump

and a remote control incorporating blood

glucose monitoring and bolus advice. The

system provides bolus insulin dosing,

both from the remote control, or directly

from the pump. In addition, the system

connects to Roche Diabetes Care's digital

solutions such as the Accu-Chek Smart

Pix system, a proven tool for efficient,

effective and personalised diabetes

management."

www.accu-check.co.uk

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