Managing diabetes: check your sugar levels on an app
Flash glucose monitors now available on the NHS for people with insulin-treated diabetes and a learning disability
Flash glucose monitors are now available on the NHS to support people with a learning disability and diabetes who use insulin to help them stay well.
The Flash glucose monitor, or Flash for short, comes with a small sensor which sticks to the skin. It doesn’t hurt and it means users can check sugar levels using an app on their phone – without a finger prick test.
All the information the Flash monitor collects can be shared with the people who support the Flash user to keep them well.
The information Flash collects can be used if users have an appointment online or on the telephone. This is important because of the coronavirus outbreak.
People with a learning disability and diabetes can ask the diabetes team who care for them about Flash and they can explain how to use it.
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Published: 16 November 2020