Diabetes Times – DVLA approves CGM devices for driving with diabetes



DVLA approves CGM devices for driving with diabetes


Flash and continuous glucose monitoring devices can now be used to take glucose readings by insulin-dependent drivers, it has been announced.

The DVLA has updated its current regulations following discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on driving and diabetes.



New injectable medication resource released

A new checklist has been launched, featuring key messages developed to help achieve the best outcomes for people who take injectable medication for their diabetes.

The document, Injection Technique Matters – Key Messages, has been published on the TREND-UK website and features a checklist of actions that people who rely on injectable medication. It includes everything from medication collection to performing the injection effectively.



Diabetes app and meter technology ‘reduces hypoglycaemia’


A blood glucose meter combined with a specially developed app can reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia in people with diabetes, according to new research.

The study findings, unveiled at the 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) in Berlin, involved health data collected from more than 11,000 people.



Booking opens for upcoming TREND UK conference 

Tickets for TREND-UK’s National Annual Conference are now available to reserve online.

Once again, the event will be held in two different UK locations to make access for attendees easier.



Medical device card launches for type 1 travellers

A new Medical Device Awareness Card will help make foreign travel and airport security easier for those with type 1 diabetes. To read more, click here.

 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Award deadline looms

Healthcare professionals wishing to enter the annual Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award have until the end of the February to submit their applications. To read more, click here.


Bridget Turner is Diabetes UK’s Director of Policy, Campaigns and Improvement and is the subject of our latest DT Big Interview. Learn about what projects she is currently working on and find out what a typical day in Bridget’s professional life looks like.



Last call for Clinical Champions

The deadline to apply to be in the next cohort of Diabetes UK Clinical Champions is next month. To read more, click here.




Nationwide tour raises awareness of DSNs

A team of Diabetes Specialist Nurses have been flying the flag for their profession as part of a six-city tour of England. To read more, click here.


Diabetes Practice Masters residential a ‘huge success’

A residential course for Masters students studying to help address DSN shortage in the NHS has been hailed as a “huge success”. To read more, click here.

Beta-blockers could reduce hypoglycaemia-related death

Beta-1 selective beta-blockers could reduce the risk of death among those with type 2 diabetes and hypoglycaemia, according to a study . To read more, click here.

Case studies on tackling variation of care are shared

A bank of case studies has been brought together by a national programme designed to improve NHS diabetes care by reducing  variations. To read more, click here.



Bringing you the latest jobs from around the country within the field of diabetes.

Diabetes Nurse Specialist – Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Nurse Manager Diabetes Service  Health and Community Services Jersey

National DAFNE Administrator  Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Lead – Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service  East London NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Partha Kar’s blog – Carousel

It’s like an annual trip on a carousel. And as inevitable as the sun rising in the morning, we are about to hear descriptions of the A&E department in winter. Overcrowding; four-hour targets melting; hospitals in strife… cue annual discussions of the worst winter ever… until the next trip on that merry-go-round.
To read more, click here.


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