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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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Hi all,

So Christmas is just around the corner and I can honestly say my young children are very excited.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you all so much for the support over the past 12 months, I am looking forward very much to see what 2014 brings us.

Have a super Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Kindest regards



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Glucolog Lite

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So I arrived in London fairly early this morning after catching the 7.30am train into Paddington for my yearly Diabetes check up at the Western Eye Hospital in London which is always a nervous time. The journey was pretty good but the train in rush hour gets so busy and is certainly expensive – certainly not something I would want to do on a regular basis unless I was getting paid lots of money 😃.

My appointment was for 9.30am and I arrived at the hospital at about 9.00am hoping I would get seen quickly which is not usually the case but we live in hope, so arrived to quite a few people already waiting and took my seat as usual.

So I was sitting waiting patiently listening to some tunes on my Samsung Galaxy and starting to get bored already and after about 20 minutes I got called by the nurse who checks your vision plus the pressure in my eyes – the vision was the same as before but the pressure was slightly higher but nothing to be concerned about.

The nurse then puts in the dilating drops and anaesthetic drops ready for photos to be taken at the back of the eye for the consultant which sting like hell. Back to my seat to wait for the drops to start working for about another 20 minutes and I was then called to have the photos took which only takes a few minutes, again take a seat Mr Borrett.

Finally after another 30 minutes I was called by a consultant who looked about 15 years old and also joined by two other students training to be optometrists which by now I am used to and if it helps them learn it’s not a problem.

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