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Technology and diabetes

Technology is changing the way we live our lives and here you can find out how to manage your diabetes with technology, whether it's right for you and what the latest developments in diabetes tech are. 

What is diabetes technology?


You can now choose to use your Freestyle Libre2 as a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) so your readings show up automatically on your smartphone. Read our news story.


What's new in the whizzy world world of diabetes tech?

Catch up on news about the latest devices and what's in development
Hand holding a glucose monitor on a table

Do you qualify for a free Flash (Freestyle Libre), CGM or insulin pump?

Check the latest guidelines on who should get a device on the NHS for your type of diabetes.

Listen to our podcast episode on the benefits and challenges of using and getting diabetes technology

Hear from Georgia, who has type 1 diabetes, Sam who has type 2 diabetes and GP Dr Waqas Tahir.
An illustration of a closed loop system, showing an insulin pump connected to a CGM

Doing less of the work - find out more about hybrid closed loop systems

Pumps that release insulin using your CGM readings.

Is a flash or continuous glucose monitor for you?

Find out how they work and the pros and cons.

No more pricking my fingers 10 times a day

Read Alfie's experience of using a Freestyle Libre2
Girl using diabetes tech to manage her condition

How do you feel about technology?

If you're nervous or worried about using tech to manage your diabetes, we've put together this guide to help you feel ready.

Whether you're new to diabetes technology or if you've been using it for a long time, there's a place for you on our forum.

Share your advice, find out what others are doing and ask for support. 

Join the conversation on our forum

Meds & Kit guide (info on meters, CGMs, Flash, insulin, pens and pumps) 

Ambulance guide to diabetes technology - Diabetes UK and NHS England (PDF 243KB)
Helping paramedics ensure people with diabetes are cared for safely and effectively 

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