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Flash Glucose Monitoring for Type 1 Diabetes

Having too much glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia) or too little (hypoglycaemia) can lead to health complications, such as damage to the heart, eyes, feet and kidneys. It is therefore important that people with diabetes can test their blood to check the amount of glucose in their bloodstream at any time, to help manage the condition and reduce complications. This has commonly been achieved by pricking the tips of fingers with a needle to produce a droplet of blood, which is analysed by a device. This is known as self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). This method may need to be performed up to 11 times a day and can result in pain, embarrassment and incorrect glucose readings.

Flash Glucose Monitoring (FGM) is an alternative to SMBG proposed to reduce some of the difficulties reported with SMBG. In FGM, a sensor is inserted underneath the skin where it reads and records glucose levels continuously. These can be accessed by passing a scanner over the sensor, which will show users their blood glucose level.

Please click on the link below for further information on Flash Glucose Monitoring.


Self-management is the cornerstone of diabetes care for people with Diabetes and in our Health Board area, we run DAFNE courses. These aim to help adults with Type 1 diabetes lead as normal a life as possible, whilst also maintaining blood glucose levels within healthy targets, to reduce the risk of long-term diabetes complications.  

What is DAFNE?  

DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) is a glucose management programme with an emphasis on carbohydrate counting and adjusting insulin doses. Find out more.   

Standard DAFNE courses are face to face in small groups over 5 days, or 1 day a week over 5 weeks. You can also access DAFNE remotely through a mixture of online learning and group video support calls. 

How do I access a DAFNE course?  

If you have Type 1 diabetes and are treated with multiple daily injections of insulin, you can ask any member of your diabetes team to refer you to the dietitians. 

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