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We have a new App which we encourage you to download

Go to Google Play or Apple App Store and search for "Piota - Deeper Engagement". Download then open and search for 'GGC' You will be presented with only one option for the diabetes service.

Select this then your App will be ready. Start with 'Information/Using the App'

We have prepared a video to help explain the use of the Freestyle Libre to school staff.

Many of you will have read that the Freestyle Libre is 'on tariff'. This means that it is possible for it to be prescribed in the NHS. However, this is not the same as 'everyone will get a Libre'. The Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board has agreed that the Libre will be made available to around a third of Type 1 patients in Glasgow and Clyde (will ONLY apply if you have GGC GP).

We have begun the rollout to eligible patients

The full criteria are:

If funding is approved but the criteria are not fulfilled, then it will be withdrawn.

If your GP is in Lanarkshire or Highland Health Board jurisdiction Libre is not available and you might consider writing to your Board Chief Executive and MSP

PLEASE NOTE: If you are setting up a Libre Academy account, you must select "Freestyle Libre" from the dropdown box. You DO NOT need to enter a serial number.

We have received certificates without any indication of the name of the person with diabetes - please include this information in your e-mail.

AVAILABILITY of Sensors from Glasgow Pharmacies
We have heard that some Glasgow pharmacies are having difficulties getting supplies of Libre sensors. This is because there has been some delay in setting up the appropriate ordering systems. This will be resolved quickly. Please don't phone us about this but liaise with your pharmacist.

There has been a lot of publicity around an Edinburgh study measuring something called c-peptide in patients with type 1 diabetes. This can be used to detect if patients can still make their own insulin and so might be considered for further e.g. genetic testing. While this is a very interesting study, the results and implications have to be considered carefully before the test is applied across the whole type 1 population. In Glasgow we will keep a close eye on this situation. Be assured, however, that we already perform genetic testing in patients whom we consider not to have type 1 diabetes.

If you treat a hypo between meals do not use a correction for the next pre meal result as this may cause another hypo!

We hope that you enjoy the website. Please send any comments to Dr Kenneth Robertson


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