Diabetes Technology Network UK
by Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
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The Diabetes Technology Network UK (DTN-UK) launched in 2016. Led by Dr Emma Wilmot, the team has delivered initiatives to improve access to diabetes technology, 11 educational meetings (2016-19), three national clinical best practice guides, three online webinars (953 registrations, >1500 views) and 13 online modules for people living with diabetes and their health care professionals. DTN-UK has over 500 members and 1,384 followers on Twitter. It campaigned for better access to flash glucose monitoring, developed the FreeStyle Libre national audit, the 2018 national Type 1 diabetes service level audit and helped to develop the NHSE/Diabetes UK technology pathway.
"DTN UK have achieved a great deal in a short time in an area that has great need around evolving technology. They come under the auspices of ABCD and have been instrumental in securing national funding for flash glucose monitoring for individuals with type 1 diabetes. They have delivered educational sessions and webinars for both users and health professionals and the uptake of these are excellent. Recognition in this special category is well deserved."