Safe and Efficacious Use of Automated Bolus Advisors in Individuals Treated With Multiple Daily Insulin Injection (MDI) Therapy: Lessons Learned From the Automated Bolus Advisor Control and Usability Study (ABACUS).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Numerous studies have shown that use of integrated automated bolus advisors (BAs) provides significant benefits to individuals using insulin pump devices, including improved glycemic control and greater treatment satisfaction. Within the past few years, BA devices have been developed specifically for individuals treated with multiple daily insulin injection (MDI) therapy; however, many clinicians who treat these individuals may be unfamiliar with insulin pump therapy and, thus, BA use. Findings from the Automated Bolus Advisor Control and Usability Study (ABACUS) revealed that BA use can be efficacious and clinically meaningful in MDI therapy, and that most patients are willing and able to use this technology appropriately when adequate clinical support is provided. The purpose of this article is to review key learnings from ABACUS and provide practical advice for initiating BA use and monitoring therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parkin, CG; Barnard, K; Hinnen, DA

Published Date

  • March 20, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1138 - 1142

PubMed ID

  • 25795641

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4667324

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-2968

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1932296815576532


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States