The world of Diabetes and technology is moving at a fast pace. Below is a selection of apps and devices we use within our team to manage Diabetes.

The Omnipod DASH® System may simplify life™ by replacing the need from multiple daily injections.

The small, lightweight and tubeless Pod is controlled by a smartphone like device so you can deliver insulin with a few finger taps of the Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) .

Consult with your healthcare provider to find out if the Omnipod DASH® System is a suitable treatment option for your type 1 diabetes.


The t:slim X2™ insulin pump can be used as a standalone insulin pump, or you can integrate it with the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system. When used with CGM, you can choose one of two predictive insulin delivery technologies.


Control-IQ™ advanced hybrid closed-loop technology adjusts insulin delivery to help prevent highs and lows, while still allowing the user to manually bolus for meals.


Basal-IQ™ technology predicts and helps reduce the frequency and duration of low-glucose events. This system operates in the background without constant input.


CamAPS FX is an Android app to manage glucose levels incamaps 3.png people with type 1 diabetes, aged one year and older, using an advanced adaptive hybrid closed-loop approach.


The advanced adaptive hybrid closed-loop app that automatically adjusts insulin delivery on your insulin pump based on your sensor glucose readings.

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The sensor is easily attached to the back of the upper arm. It can be worn for up to 14 days



Check your glucose anytime, anywhere with a simple 1-second scan - even through clothing

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Free from finger pricks to dose insulin. Free from finger pricks to confirm hypo or impending hypo. Free from finger pricks when glucose is rapidly changing.



Excellent accuracy overall and even in the low glucose range, when it matters the most2,3.

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DigiBete is a video platform and app, and is a one-stop-shop for young people’s diabetes management. It is a social enterprise funded by NHS England with all content clinically approved by the Diabetes Team at Leeds Children's Hospital. We are here for you 24/7 whenever you need us. If there is anything you’d like to see on the site then get in touch with us at:

We also have an area of our own within the DigiBete App. On diagnoses the team set this up and guide the CYP and their families.

The mylife App lets you manage your diabetes discreetly at any time and any place allowing data review, storage and sharing to become a matter of ease!

  • Simple wireless data transfer via Bluetooth® to the mylife App from mylife YpsoPump and mylife blood glucose meters
  • Integrated and easy-to-use bolus calculator with insulin on board function
  • Choice between two bolus calculation methods
  • Display of last values including blood glucose value, bolus, basal rate and insulin on board for a discreet therapy overview
  • Possibility of manual data entry and mylife Cloud synchronisation
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices. The mylife Assist function is currently only available for Android. iOS will follow shortly.


Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, such as Dexcom G6, measure glucose levels every 5 minutes, letting you see how your glucose levels are changing over time, and allows you to predict what they’ll do next – without fingersticks or scanning.


Introduction to Deapp

The Children and Young Peoples with Diabetes East Midlands Network (CYPEMDN) has written an integrated structured education programme for paediatric newly diagnosed Type 1 patients to empower them in self-management called deapp (Diabetes Education APP)


Aim of the project

Our programme aims to deliver the full primary diabetes curriculum at diagnosis via a structured educational course using flipped learning, which combines visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and emotional learning approaches to embed this knowledge.

What is flipped learning?

Flipped learning is an approach where the patient and family learn the curriculum and information needed to self-manage their Type 1 Diabetes at their own speed. This flipped learning approach is designed to empower the patient to manage their own care through better acquisition of knowledge.

The use of a flipped learning approach allows patients at their own speed to 1st learn the theoretic aspects or curriculum via a stimulating multimedia learning environment utilising video, voice recording, games, didactic learning. The education is to be delivered either on the paediatric ward of admission or if the child is discharged at home with either the continuation of the app or the face-to-face learning at home.

The flipped approach to learning aims to address the issue of poor knowledge acquisition and empowerment to use that knowledge for self-management and better clinical outcomes.

What makes this different from other projects?

  • We are the first region to deliver an online structured education program of Type 1 diabetes in children in the UK.
  • We know that the best acquisition and implementation of education is achieved when children and young people are newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
  • The programme is going to have a flipped learning approach to the learning with the patient learning, in their own time, the core theoretical knowledge through use of the app. Their knowledge will be tested at a program of face-to-face training sessions based on the ward or home.
  • The face-to-face learning and the app platform will utilise learning through play, as not every child learns well via a didactic approach.
  • In the face-to-face learning, kinaesthetic learning will also be used, both with the play resources (board games, role play games and models of diabetes complications), but also directs instruction using diabetes equipment (glucose meters, insulin pens and insulin pumps).
  • In order to engage the adolescent groups, we have some components on the app that are video-based life stories and in face-to-face teaching using role play of real-life scenarios, in addition to the straight education.

How is it delivered?

The program will be delivered to the patient via the healthcare professional through a combination of:

  • Online App platform: delivering the flipped learning element, teaching core components of the theory. We use a combination of:
    • Games
    • Videos
    • Multiple choice questions
  • Face-to-face learning (delivered by trained diabetes educators within the team).
    • Using standard didactic resources.
    • Learning through play (board and role-play games for this purpose).
    • Direct hands-on demonstration of aspects of the training (blood glucose testing, injecting insulin).

What are the benefits to patients?

These resources will deliver the entire primary education curriculum to the patient. This can be both in the hospital setting or at home, which means that children and families can continue to access the on-line resources whenever required in the longer term. This should help embed knowledge and act as easily accessible refreshers.

What are the benefits to hospital teams?

  • The current model is at diagnosis each patient receives 1 or 2 hours training per day for 2-3 days.
  • With this programme, the patient will continue to learn even when the diabetes team is not there. Still over the 2-3 days period.
  • It also overcomes the lull in training that often occurs during a weekend.
  • It helps to reduce time for staff in delivering the education.
  • The app can be used as a teaching tool for school staff and for ward staff training.