Health Minister Edwin Poots has welcomed a pioneering new device which could revolutionise the lives of people with diabetes
The d-Nav™ Insulin Guidance Service, developed by US company Hygieia, is proving to be extremely successful in a pilot in the South Eastern HSC Trust region. It allows people with diabetes to easily regulate their own insulin dosage, by using a small device the size of a mobile phone.
Health Minister Edwin Poots said: “I am delighted that Northern Ireland diabetes sufferers have been among the first in the world to benefit from this innovative new technology. The results of this pilot have significantly improved diabetes management, meaning lower susceptibility to complications and therefore a reduction in hospital admissions and subsequent costs to the health service.