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New Flash Glucose Monitoring from Abbott - Bloodless Testing

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Omnipod, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Kerrin_geee

    Kerrin_geee Type 1 · Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I've only just heard about this today and wondered if anyone has received there's yet, and if so how they're getting on!?
     
  2. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I will have had mine on for 14 days tomorrow - really like it
     
  3. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kerrin - check out this thread [click]
     
  4. Kerrin_geee

    Kerrin_geee Type 1 · Member

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    Brilliant thanks! Think I'll deinately be investing :)
     
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  5. Kerrin_geee

    Kerrin_geee Type 1 · Member

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    has this been authirised by DVLA does anyone know?
     
  7. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No - that will be sometime yet - if ever.
     
  8. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a dumb question, but where is it written that the DVLA has to authorise a specific device. It's a blood glucose testing system. I would be unsurprised to discover that DVLA would still accept a urine dipstick test. Is there any legislation or regulation anywhere that says "only test with permitted devices or you can't drive"?

    And are we talking about normal driving, or PSV / PCV driving?
     
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  9. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It tests interstitial fluid as opposed to blood. Much like a CGM, it is not approved for ore driving readings. You still have to finger prick
     
  10. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sure I get that. But what is the DVLA regulation that says "must be a fingerstick blood test", rather than say a urine test or a CGM blood value, or whatever?
     
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  11. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the paperwork to hand, but in fairly certain it says blood glucose making urine or interstitial fluid invalid as pre driving tests
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1415305931.562358.jpg
    Found this on their website. It does say blood glucose
     
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  13. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    "appropriate blood glucose monitoring"

    Hmm.
     
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  14. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The only current type of blood glucose monitoring is the finger prick. So here's hoping they one day accept interstitial fluid!
     
  15. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    From:

    DRAFT MINUTES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S HONORARY
    MEDICAL ADVISORY PANEL ON DRIVING AND DIABETES MELLITUS
    HELD ON TUESDAY, 1ST OCTOBER 2013



    6. Blood Glucose Meters
    6.1.
    Dr Gary Thorpe, Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Birmingham gave a
    presentation on “Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy, What is it, Measurement and
    Interpretation”.
    6.2. The Panel also discussed the following paper: System Accuracy Evaluation of 43 Blood
    Glucose Monitoring Systems for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose according to DIN En
    ISO 15197 – Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2012: 6: 1060-1075.
    6.3. All meters on the market in the European Union need to meet minimum accuracy
    standards. These are CE marked and meters which are not CE marked cannot be
    marketed in the European Union. These meters measure plasma glucose levels.
    Concerns were raised about the accuracy of some meters particularly at lower blood
    glucose levels and the Panel will consider this and whether a stricter accuracy standard
    needs to be set for lower glucose readings on the meters used by Group 2 drivers on
    insulin. It was also noted that the memory must be sufficient to store at least 3 months
    worth of blood glucose readings. In addition there are many operator dependent factors
    which do influence meter accuracy and it is important that this information is clearly
    available for users.
     
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