A care home in Bury is the first in the area to trial a brand new device to help in the fight against diabetes.
Cameron House Care Home, run by Four Seasons Health Care has been hand-picked to trial the new Blood Glucose monitoring device after being singled out for its exceptional diabetes care.
Craig Priestly, is the Diabetic Link Nurse at Cameron House, and is excited to be trialling the new device. He said: “This device has a sensor and a reader. The sensor is implanted into the individual and then a reading can be taking any time by scanning the arm. This saves not only money and nurses’ time but it also saves taking a blood sample 4-5 times a day to check on the patient’s glucose levels. This device is a quick and effective method, and takes the stress away of having to physically take blood samples. We’ve had positive results so far, but we’ll continue to monitor how the trial goes.”
Sarah Ashton, Home Manager said: “I’m proud that Cameron House is the first home in Bury to trial the device. I want to thank all of my nurses for their continued hard work. They continually put our residents’ needs first and it’ll be interesting to see the results of this trial.”
Date published: 15 September 2017
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