In this episode, Jack Woodfield, News Content Producer here at Diabetes UK is joined by Georgia Weston, Sam Dottin and Dr Waqas Tahir to explore the world of diabetes technology and the benefits it can bring, as well as the challenges facing availability and uptake.
Diabetes technology has taken huge leaps forward in recent years, from insulin pumps to continuous glucose monitors, and it's changing the lives of many people and families affected by diabetes. But many people living with diabetes are not able to access technology or choose not to.
Georgia is a medical student, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 26. She shares her experiences with technology and why her view on technology has changed over time.
Sam works here at Diabetes UK and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes aged 41. She discusses how it was a chance diagnosis which left her looking for as much information as possible about how tech could help her manage her blood sugar levels.
Dr Tahir is a GP and diabetes clinical lead in Yorkshire and talks about the range of tech on offer for people living with diabetes and how he’s still on a learning curve when it comes to tech.
More information about this episode
The views and opinions of the guests are their personal stories and may not reflect the views or advice of Diabetes UK. The content in the podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It’s important you always speak with your healthcare team for specific medical advice.
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We've got more information about some of the topics discussed in this episode, including:
- Diabetes technology eligibility in the UK
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
- Injecting insulin
- Tech Can’t Wait campaign
- Campaigning for change in Scotland
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"I was worried that my diagnosis would prevent me from becoming a doctor, but this was the first point where I started to believe that my goals were still achievable and that I could thrive with diabetes rather than just trying to survive with it."
- Georgia, who features on our episode about technology.