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
Blood glucose meters
A blood glucose meter is a small medical device that checks the amount of glucose in your blood
Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs)
A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) gives information about your glucose levels every few minutes
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.
There are different types of insulin and methods of delivering insulin to the body
Around 90% of people with type 1 in the UK inject their insulin through multiple daily injections
Insulin pump therapy
Insulin pumps can improve glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes but do not suit everyone.
An islet transplant involves extracting the islets of Langerhans from the pancreas of an organ donor, then transplanting those islets into you
Biosimilar insulins are not yet available, but you may have heard them being mentioned.
Open source decision tools
There are a number of approaches that have been instigated by parents of children with type 1 and people with type 1 to be able to better access and share data
Closed loop / Artificial pancreas systems
Discover the latest research on closed-loop or artificial pancreas systems that will help treat type 1
Type 1 Technology 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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