Posts Tagged ‘Blood Glucose Meter’

Good morning all,

I hope we are all enjoying the summer lol, UK seems a little bit up and down as always J

Has anyone seen the New SugarBEAT CGM which looks like a rival to the Abbott Freestyle Libre System and my initial thoughts are what another amazing looking device for us ? I have tried the Abbott Fresstyle Libre system which is very clever but for me it didn’t give accurate enough results and I found myself having far more lows & highs but in fairness this could just have been me. The cost of the Libre Sensors is a little bit frustrating as they are about £50 each and last 14 days so cost is quite high compared to finger sticks which are available on prescription, they also give more accurate results.

I am hoping to be able to try the SugarBEAT once it is released in the UK to give it a proper try and then can see just how good it is compared to the Abbott Freestyle Libre – watch this space.


SugarBEAT                   Abbott Libre 1

There was also a New BG Meter System which I had spotted called the OneDrop Meter and the App is already available which you may or may not have used, it is certainly a smart looking device and the App seems very informative. Diabetes products are becoming so much more popular now to help us manage Diabetes – it is exciting times to see what is around the corner ?

OneDrop Meter

If you do know of any New Diabetes Products that I may not have seen then please do let us know and I will do my best to share with everyone ?

One last thing to mention, given all the coverage on Theresa May I had not realised that Theresa May has Type 1 Diabetes which for us in the UK can only be a good thing and it will be great to hear how Theresa manages her Diabetes given what a manic schedule she must have. Reading on the web it looks as though Theresa only developed Type 1 Diabetes in 2013 which is not very common at all as it usually develops when you are younger (No offence J).

Thanks for reading and I hope to be starting on my lovely New Medtronic Minimed 640G Insulin Pump in a few weeks so will keep you posted.




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Wow what a long week last week was and we are still awaiting the arrival of our baby daughter who was due last Monday 24th January but still not here. Next week is when my wife has to go into Hospital to be Induced on Wednesday morning so we are a little nervous now. My son Jake is 17 months old and is now getting into everything (Little monkey) but i am sure his sister will sort him out when she arrives ha ha.

I find it really tiring cycling home after a long day at work and I know it’s only 4 miles but when you have been busy all day that’s all you need. The reason I cycle is that I have Retinopathy and have had lots of laser which affected my night vision, this means I am unable to see to drive at night. Fortunately I have a super bright Exposure MaXx-D Mk2 front light which is amazing. The fact that the light is directly in front of me helps me so much and of course I am not cycling fast, I am looking forward to the summer when I can use my little Scooter. I have also been trying to save to buy an electric cycle which look great and would mean I would not burn so many carbs as my BG is always low after getting home from work, they are however expensive.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment or just say hi 


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