Journal article

Meta -analysis of average change in laboratory-measured HbA1c among people with type 1 diabetes mellitus using the 14 day Flash Glucose Monitoring System

Ian Gordon, Carolyn Rutherford, Kelly Makarounas-Kirchmann, Matt Kirchmann

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020


AIM: FreeStyle Libre™ Flash Glucose Monitoring System (Flash GM), a novel, sensor-based, factory-calibrated system has been compared with self-monitoring of blood glucose in a well-controlled adult type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) population (HbA1c ≤ 7.5%, 58 mmol/mol), in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). The need for RCTs to recruit homogenous patients and for a well-controlled environment may not necessarily reflect use of a new technology in real clinical practice. METHODS: A random effects meta-analysis of all identified studies in T1D was performed to investigate changes in laboratory-measured HbA1c following introduction of Flash GM. RESULTS: Flash GM introduction showed a mean chang..

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