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CSII and continuous glucose monitoring in children and adolescents

Tadej Battelino

in Insulin Pump Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199568604
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607440 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199568604.003.0005

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

CSII and continuous glucose monitoring in children and adolescents

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• Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) is safe, feasible, and effective in all age groups • Most infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents are eligible candidates • Thorough education and monitoring of patients, families, and caregivers are paramount • CSII significantly increases patients’ flexibility and quality of life • RT-CGM improves metabolic control without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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