Latest NICE guidelines on glucose monitoring issued for review

By Editor
25th November 2021
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is inviting comments on three updated guidelines about the management of glucose monitoring.  

Currently in the development stage, the guidelines are split into three reports outlining recommendations on how to manage glucose monitoring for people with type 1 diabetes, individuals with type 2 diabetes and for children with either of the conditions.

The draft guidelines have proposed recommendations on how to control continuous glucose monitoring, flash glucose monitoring and intermittent capillary blood glucose monitoring.

However, healthcare professionals and members of the public can now change the guidance whilst it is undergoing consultation.

Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England helped draft the guidelines and said: “We want to make sure every angle is covered so please share your input.

“It is important for us to know that all parents feel that their children’s needs are being catered for.”

He added: “This is like the part in a marriage where they say has anyone got any objections or forever hold your peace.”

The NICE guidelines state: “People with diabetes should be empowered to self-monitor their blood glucose, so they should be educated about how to measure it.”

People have until Wednesday, December 22, at 5pm to submit their comments on the latest NICE guidance.

➡️ To read the guideline, ‘Type 2 diabetes in adults: management – glucose monitoring’, click here.

➡️ To view the report, Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management – glucose monitoring and diagnosis, click here.

➡️ To assess the guideline, Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management – glucose monitoring, click here.

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