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Advice on continuous glucose monitoring funding

New advice on obtaining funding for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has been released by a charity.

INPUT, which campaigns for access to diabetes technology across the UK, has published a new webpage called ‘CGM funding: the bigger picture’ offering information on how to get CGM funding.

It covers funding for CGM in the UK, present pathways for CGM funding in England and Wales, latest news and future directions for NHS funding for CGM. To read more, click here.

Drive to prevent Type 2 diabetes announced

The NHS will develop the first-ever national Type 2 diabetes prevention programme with Diabetes UK, it has been revealed.

NHS England has announced on Friday, December 19, in the Five Year Forward View into Action planning guidance that it will establish a national Type 2 diabetes prevention programme in partnership with Diabetes UK and Public Health England.

The programme will include approaches that build on effective practice and the UK and international evidence base. Diabetes UK says it has the potential to help find the 9.6 million people who are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes in England and ensure they receive targeted support to reduce their risk. To read more, click here.

Winners to present at Diabetes UK conference

Award-winning initiatives from last year’s Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Programme will be showcased during a session at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference in March.

QiC Diabetes recognises, rewards and shares good practice in diabetes management, education and care. Finalists from across the country attended the annual awards ceremony at Sanofi’s UK headquarters in Guildford in October.

Five of the winning teams will be discussing how they have improved patient outcomes, demonstrating benefits and adaptability at the seminar called ‘Driving innovation in diabetes care – sharing knowledge, improving lives’.

It takes place on Friday, March 13, between 9.45am and 11.15am at ExCeL, London. To read more, click here.