Archive - August 2019

5 general tips to stick to keep your sensor secured

Sensors can be a sticky subject for some people with diabetes. As wondrous as modern technology is, sometimes sensors can come off, and there can be any number of reasons for this. Ultimately though staying away from door frames has never been more important!

Whether you use the FreeStyle Libre, Dexcom G6 or another type of flash or continuous glucose monitor (CGM), it can help to have some tips to prevent your sensor falling off.

These are general tips and not specific to any device, and if you are still unsure about why or what could cause your sensor to fall off then visit your doctor for more information.

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7 tips to improve your HbA1c

Having a good HbA1c means that, generally, your average blood sugar levels are lower. This is positive for several reasons, one reason being that good HbA1c control helps to reduce your risk of complications in later life.

For most people with type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes, the HbA1c target recommended by NICE, or the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is 48 mmol/mol or 6.5%. [1] [2]

This target is easy for some to achieve, but for others it’s not. And scoring below 53 mmol/mol or 7% is still impressive.

In this video we’ve picked out 7 tips that people with good HbA1c levels use to help them.

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