Diabetes: for healthcare professionals

Flash glucose monitoring - updated guidance

On Thursday 31 March 2022, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated the recommendations in their Diabetes guidance in relation to glucose monitoring.

NHS North Yorkshire CCG is aware of this updated guidance and patients should be assured that we are working closely with local Diabetes Specialist colleagues and other local stakeholders in relation to the implementation of this updated guidance, with the aim to maximise benefits, prioritise Diabetes patients with the greatest clinical need, and allow all patients access to the best possible treatment for their clinical circumstances.

We would politely ask our patients to please bear with us whilst we complete this process.

Further information will be shared when available in due course.

Additional patient information

Diabetes is a long-term condition which requires lifelong management. There are two main types – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

People with diabetes are at risk of developing complications, for example with their feet. Untreated, these problems can lead to foot ulcer, infections and even (at worst) amputations. However, most foot problems are preventable with good, regular foot care. For further information, visit Diabetes UK.

Psychological support

  • Diabetes UK have added new webpages to provide lots of information about how diabetes can effect emotional wellbeing, and what can help.
  • Diabetes UK have helpline staff on hand if you need to talk Call: 0345 123 2399 (Call rates apply check with your provider) Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm or via email: helpline@diabetes.org.uk.
  • Diabetes UK have new information on prescription, “My emotions and diabetes,” provides easy to read information and individual action planning, helping people understand the impact of living with diabetes can have on their emotions and how to take steps to improve their emotional health.

See also

Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership: support for patients to stay healthy and live well with a long-term condition - Diabetes