Alison Finney
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  • Merseyside
  • United Kingdom
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Alison Finney replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"If its the old ones you're using, they come with a long blue inserter and are put in at an angle. It really was like a harpoon. The new Enlites have a grey/dark blue inserter that fires in vertically. Pics here…"
Jan 27, 2013
Alison Finney replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Have you tried the Enlite sensors from Medtronic? They've got rid of the harpoon insertion that the old ones use, and go in vertically like a Quickset. The needle is much smaller and I rarely have one that hurts when it goes in now. I wear mine…"
Jan 27, 2013
Alison Finney replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"AC I agree with you that we need to raise awareness of CGM - my care team had barely used one until I started using one, and they certainly learned about the benefits of it from my experience. How do you decide that they're too expensive for…"
Oct 21, 2011
Alison Finney replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Hi. CGMS works by placing a sensor under your skin (I wear mine in my stomach or back) which monitors the levels of glucose in your intistitial fluid (fluid just under your skin). You wear a small transmitter attached to the sensor and that sends…"
Aug 21, 2011
Alison Finney replied to MIshy's discussion 'Helping hand on where to wear the pump'
Apr 27, 2011
Alison Finney replied to sarah's discussion 'CGM alternate insertion sites'
"I get the best results when I use my lower back (between my waistband and the bottom of my bra, wherever I can pinch a bit of fat). I insert it myself there by twisting round, or it is easier if you get get someone to do it for you. I also use my…"
Apr 27, 2011
Alison Finney replied to Redshaw's discussion 'Type 1s - Are you the only one in the clinic waiting room?' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Helene, attitudes to pumping sadly do see to vary hugely, but the good news is the the medical guidelines are pretty clear so it's easy for you to determine whether you meet them. Then the next step is to identify a hospital that has a better…"
Feb 7, 2011
Alison Finney replied to Osob's discussion 'Continuous Glucose Monitors' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"I'd look for a new consultant. The financials are not his concern. He should make a medical judgement on whether you need the kit based on recommendations from NICE. Your primary care trust (for now, although this is changing) make the decision…"
Jan 22, 2011
Alison Finney replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"I have had NHS funded pump and CGM for the last 3 years following a very long fight. More details here http://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2009/07/show-me-the-money/"
Aug 27, 2010
Alison Finney replied to Osob's discussion 'Continuous Glucose Monitors' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"There is evidence to show that CGM can make a difference - http://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2009/09/shock-news-cgms-works/ - although it definitely isn't a silver bullet and from experience only really works if you put in the effort to…"
Aug 27, 2010
Alison Finney replied to Dee's discussion 'Dexcom Seven Plus' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Hi Dee I've been using a Medtronic CMG for over 3 years but have never tried the Dexcom. What do you like and dislike about it? Alison Blogging about diabetes @ www.shootuporputup.cp.uk"
May 19, 2010
Alison Finney is now friends with nick and Natali
Mar 1, 2010
Natali left a comment for Alison Finney
"Hello. I am Natali. I would like to be friend with you..."
Feb 28, 2010
Alison Finney replied to Chris UK's discussion 'CGM without Pump'
"Chris, I've had T1 for 26 years, diagnosed aged 4. I've had the pump and CGM for 3 years. I agree with Holger that even without a pump CGM could be worth a try to identify any problems you might be able to fix with MDI. Most hospitals…"
Jan 5, 2010
Alison Finney replied to Chris UK's discussion 'CGM without Pump'
"Hi Chris. We do have CGM here in the UK - Dexcom, Medtronic Guardian and I'm pretty certain the Abbott Navigator is out here too. I've used Medtronic CGM combined with a pump for 3 years and love it. The NHS are very unwilling to fund it…"
Jan 5, 2010
Alison Finney replied to Jackie's discussion 'I'm an American with some questions' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Hi Jackie That's a lot of questions! I'll try and answer a few of them. If you are approved for a pump the pump supplies are provided at no additional cost (I don't use the word free because we do pay on average around £1800…"
Nov 24, 2009

Profile Information

Date diagnosed
June 13, 1983
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm Realtime
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://www.shootuporputup.co.uk

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At 3:20am on February 28, 2010, Natali said…
Hello. I am Natali. I would like to be friend with you...
At 9:08am on May 5, 2009, Yvonne C. said…

Hello Alison and Welcome to TuDiabetes!!

My name is Yvonne and you are now part of a supportive community for diabetics! When you have the time, please don’t hesitate to meet your fellow members within the forums, groups and blog areas. It is great to have you aboard!

When you get a chance, add a photo of yourself or something related to you-- it helps us recognize you in discussions.
Please refer to the guide for new members. It has lots of tips about finding your way around the community! Also, try this link to review all of the TuDiabetes Explore Groups.

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Yvonne C.
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At 8:43am on May 5, 2009, Robyn said…
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