Category Archives: Diabetes

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes – little if any benefit for most

The NHS National Institute for Health Research has published a SIGNAL article highlighting a systematic review of 24 studies (including 5,454 people) investigating the value of self-monitoring of blood glucose by people with type 2 diabetes who are not treated with insulin. The NIHR SIGNAL concludes that “patients with type 2 diabetes who monitor their blood glucose themselves may Continue Reading »

FreeStyle Libre _ Implementing NTAG Recommendations

The Northern Treatment Advisory Group (NTAG) “recommends Freestyle Libre® as an option for glucose monitoring in Type 1 diabetic patients only in the North East and Cumbria for patients who fulfil the Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee criteria.” The NTAG position statement also states that FreeStyle Libre “…….. should not be prescribed in primary care and should only be initiated and prescribed by Continue Reading »