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Real-time continuous glucose monitoring

Howard Wolpert

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/9780199568604.003.0008

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Real-time continuous glucose monitoring

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• Real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) devices provide detailed information on glucose patterns and trends, and alarms that are triggered by both hyper- and hypoglycaemia • Recent trial data indicate that the use of RT-CGM by patients with type 1 diabetes can lead to a reduction in HbA1c without an associated increase in hypoglycaemia or an actual decrease in hypoglycaemia • RT-CGM does not eliminate the need for fingerstick capillary blood glucose measurements. These measurements are required to calibrate the sensor and confirm glucose readings before giving an insulin bolus • To use this technology safely and effectively, patients need to have advanced diabetes self-management skills

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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