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Continuous glucose monitoring in children, adolescents, and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus: analysis from the prospective DPV diabetes documentation and quality management system from Germany and Austria

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Title:Continuous glucose monitoring in children, adolescents, and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus: analysis from the prospective DPV diabetes documentation and quality management system from Germany and Austria
Creators Name:Ludwig-Seibold, C.U. and Holder, M. and Rami, B. and Raile, K. and Heidtmann, B. and Holl, R.W.
Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To determine frequency, duration, and relationship of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to glycemic control and rate of hypoglycemia in children and adults in Germany and Austria. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: From 59,920 patients documented in the DPV (Diabetessoftware zur prospektiven Verlaufsdokumentation) database, 144,385 sensor days of 2874 patients using CGM between January 2008 and September 2010 were analyzed. RESULTS: Overall, 4.8% of patients used CGM. In pediatric patients, study period (p = 0.0309), age (p = 0.0140), insulin dose (p < 0.0001), and use of insulin analogs (p < 0.0001) significantly influenced hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), but duration of diabetes, sex, and CGM use did not. In contrast, adults with longer CGM use (>30 d) had significantly lower HbA1c (p < 0.0016). Severe hypoglycemia was not reduced in patients using CGM for <30 d. CONCLUSIONS: CGM is still rarely used in Germany and Austria. CGM use is associated with a significant reduction of HbA1c in adults but not in children. Hypoglycemic events were not reduced, irrespective of age.
Keywords:CGM, Childhood, CSII, DPV, Type 1 Diabetes
Source:Pediatric Diabetes
ISSN:1399-543X
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell (Denmark)
Volume:13
Number:1
Page Range:12-14
Date:February 2012
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-5448.2011.00835.x
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