Come Chill at Dexcom’s ‘No Pricks Parlour’ With Ed Gamble for Diabetes Awareness Week, Celebrating You!
- This year’s Diabetes Awareness Week (13-19 June) is celebrating the triumphs and challenges for all people with diabetes.
To celebrate the week, as well as the updated NICE (
National Institute of Healthand Care Excellence) guidelines, which will allow more people than ever before have access to modern diabetes management technology, Dexcomis hosting its ‘No Pricks Parlour’ in Londonon 14 June.
Dexcomwill soon be expanding its range of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rt-CGM) systems to include Dexcom ONE and Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System, promoting wider access to diabetes technology.
“Even as a comedian, I can safely say no one likes a prick,” says Dexcom Warrior and No Pricks Parlour special guest
Dexcom’s No Pricks Parlour
In a bid to celebrate those with diabetes, ‘good vibes only’ and ‘no pricks allowed’, No Pricks Parlour visitors will be offered a delicious cactus-style ice cream (made without pricks, of course). While guests sit back, relax and enjoy Dexcom’s “Prickin’ Delicious” ice cream, a delicious green cactus flavour made with aloe and notes of orange, they’ll have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of CGM. There’s also the chance to see more famous faces, as other Dexcom Warriors will be stopping by to join the celebrations and share their diabetes stories!
Details on the No Pricks Parlour below:
Where: The Queen’s Walk,
London South Bank
- Day: Tuesday 14th June - one day only!
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. BST
Why: To kick off Diabetes Awareness Week,
Dexcomis celebrating all people with diabetes and improved access to CGM by offering complimentary prick-free cactus-style ice cream for all. With Dexcom CGM, there are zero finger pricks† for diabetes management!
On average, people living with diabetes who don’t have access to CGM prick their fingers up to 10 times daily to measure their glucose levels. That’s generating nearly 10 litres of blood a day across all people with diabetes1. However with Dexcom CGM, people with Type 1 diabetes can know with a quick glance of their smartphone or watch* their glucose number and where it’s headed – all with zero finger pricks† or scanning.
Now, more people than ever before will have access to this crucial technology. NICE recently updated their guidelines to recommend all people with Type 1 diabetes be offered a choice of glucose sensors, such as rt-CGM. This means people with diabetes can say goodbye to routine painful finger pricks†, and take back the moments many take for granted – like having an ice cream cone without wondering how it will affect glucose levels.
There’s even more reason to celebrate wider access to finger prick-free† CGM at the No Pricks Parlour.
Dexcom CGM systems give users a fuller picture of their glucose numbers and trends to help better manage diabetes, so they can live healthier, more confident lives. Across the range, users can expect:
- Real-time glucose readings without finger pricks† or scanning.
- Exceptional accuracy§ and better-informed treatment decisions‡.
- Intuitive features and customisable alerts.
- Proven results – lower HbA1c level and spend more time in range – the percentage of time spent with glucose levels in a healthy range2, 3.
“At Dexcom, it’s our number one priority to provide people with diabetes the most modern, innovative technology that allows them greater control and improved health outcomes,” says
At launch, the Dexcom G7 and Dexcom ONE will join the Dexcom G6 CGM System to mark the most exciting and important milestone in diabetes management technology to date, paving the way for greater choice and access to real-time CGM. To find out more, visit https://www.dexcom.com/en-GB.
† If your glucose alerts and readings from the Dexcom CGM do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
*For a list of compatible devices, visit www.dexcom.com/en-GB/compatibility
‡Discuss with your HCP on how to use CGM information to manage diabetes.
§Dexcom G6 and Dexcom ONE User Guides. To obtain the Instructions for use for these products, click here. Note that labelling may differ in different countries.
1 J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Jul; 8(4): 691–698. “A Clinical Evaluation of Routine Blood Sampling Practices in Patients With Diabetes: Impact on Fingerstick Blood Volume and Pain”. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4764211/
2 Beck RW, et al. JAMA. 2017;317(4):371-378.
3 Soupal J. et al. Diabetes Care 2019:43(1):37-43