Videos: Type 1 diabetes technology explained
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) technology is advancing as researchers make breakthroughs in treatment and management. Whether you’re new to the world of T1D, or just want to learn more about how the newest tech devices work, we have resources to help you understand it all.
Our friends at JDRF UK have created four explainer videos on four different types of T1D tech devices:
- continuous glucose monitors (CGMs)
- flash glucose sensors (also known as flash glucose monitoring, or flash GM)
- insulin pumps
- hybrid closed-loop technology (also known as automated insulin delivery (AID), or the artificial pancreas).
Watch the short clips below, then find links to more information to help you learn more about each type of T1D device.
This 90 second video explains how continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) work, and how they can help manage blood glucose levels in people who live with type 1 diabetes.
Watch this two-minute video to learn how flash glucose monitoring can help manage glucose levels.
This 90-second video explains how an insulin pump works, and how it can help you (or your child) manage T1D.
Watch this two-and-a-half minute video to learn what hybrid closed loop technology is, and how it can help reduce the impact of type 1 diabetes management.
Learn more about hybrid closed-loop technology.
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