Treating

Treating type 1 diabetes means replacing the insulin that your pancreas doesn't make and monitoring your blood glucose levels. There are different ways to do this

Blood glucose meters

To use the meter a user would prick their finger to release a small amount of blood. This blood is then placed...

Continuous glucose monitors

You can track whether your glucose is high or low, and see how your glucose levels vary, for example while you are...

Flash glucose sensing

It uses a sensor the size of a £2 coin and sits on the back of the arm with a probe just...

Insulin

It’s important that you use the right insulin and the right delivery method to suit you. Always consult your healthcare team making changes...

Injecting insulin

There are two main types of ‘regime’ – a basal-bolus regime or a mix regime. Basal-Bolus Regime The vast majority of people...

Insulin pumps

An insulin pump delivers insulin every few minutes in tiny amounts, 24 hours a day. It is usually about the size of...

Islet transplants

Islet transplants are not a routine treatment for type 1 diabetes. This might seem surprising as an islet transplant can mean that...

Biosimilars

‘Biosimilar’ is a term used to describe a medicine that is designed to be very similar to existing ‘biologic’ medicines. All insulins...

Check your blood glucose monitor

We will list all the meters that need to be upgraded and how to do so on this page, so check back...

Open source decision tools

What are open source decision support tools for diabetes? While approaches differ, the goal is to be able to more easily access...

Blood glucose meter

Type 1 Techology guide

We have produced guides to type 1 diabetes technology, which highlights recommendations from NICE on treatments and technology for children and adults with type 1 diabetes.

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