Flash continuous home glucose monitoring to improve adherence to self-monitoring of blood glucose and self-efficacy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes face self-management challenges that make it difficult for them to achieve good glycemic control. In our population of adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes, the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improved patients’ glycemic time in range (TIR) and identified hypoglycemia more frequently than with intermittent self-monitoring of blood glucose throughout a 4-week interval. However, the adolescents were unable to synthesize this information to problem-solve or reduce the frequency of hypoglycemic events. Setting SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) diabetes management goals and providing intensive diabetes education and support could increase adolescents’ TIR and prevent hypoglycemia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lim, STJ; Huang, F; Lek, N; Pereira, K

Published Date

  • April 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 152 - 158

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-8929

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2337/cd19-0051

Citation Source

  • Scopus