Continuous Glucose Monitoring Proven to Work for Adult Diabetics

Adults with Type 1 Diabetes who use continuous glucose monitors are better able to keep their blood glucose at reasonable levels than those using traditional blood meters, according to a study published on the New England Journal of Medicine's Web site.

September 9, 2008

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Proven to Work for Adult Diabetics

During the life of the 26-week study, adults (defined as those 25 and over) using continuous glucose monitors saw their blood glucose levels drop by an average of 0.5%, reports the Wall Street Journal. However, adults in the study who used traditional blood meters saw their blood glucose levels rise slightly during that time. If blood glucose levels drop 1%, that reduces the chance of future complications from diabetes by 40%.The same effect was not observed in children, because they were not as compliant about wearing their continuous monitoring devices.

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