Treatments & technologies
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.
Remember to talk to your diabetes specialist team for further information and support. If you don't currently attend a specialist clinic, ask your GP to refer you.
Blood glucose meters
A blood glucose meter is a small medical device that checks the amount of glucose in your bloodRead more
Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs)
A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) gives information about your glucose levels every few minutesRead more
Flash glucose sensing
Flash glucose sensing is a new development in glucose monitoring, using a sensor on the back of the arm with a probe just under the skin.Read more
Closed loop / Artificial pancreas systems
Discover the latest research on closed-loop or artificial pancreas systems that will help treat type 1Learn more
Which clinic can I go to for an insulin pump or CGM?
Uptake of insulin pumps can vary by ten times from clinic to clinic so how do different clinics compare?Learn more
Can I get an insulin pump, CGM or flash on the NHS?
Can I get an insulin pump on the NHS?
Learn about accessing insulin pumps and download a step-by-step guideFind out more
Can I get continuous glucose monitoring on the NHS?
Information on clinical guidelines and current NHS funding for advanced glucose monitoring technologies for people with type 1 diabetesFind out more
Can I get flash glucose monitoring on the NHS?
Flash glucose monitoring is now available on the NHS for people who qualify for it no matter where they liveFind out more