Journal article

Has subsidized continuous glucose monitoring improved outcomes in pediatric diabetes?

Ella EK Swaney, Julia McCombe, Brenda Coggan, Susan Donath, Michele A O'Connell, Fergus J Cameron

Pediatric Diabetes | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In 2017, the Australian Federal Government fully subsidized continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for patients under 21 years of age with T1D with the aim of reducing rates of severe hypoglycaemia (SH) and improving metabolic control. The aim of this study was to reports on metabolic outcomes in youth from a single tertiary centre. METHODS: The study design was observational. Data were obtained on youth who commenced CGM between May 2017 and December 2019. RESULTS: Three hundred and forty one youth who commenced CGM and had clinical outcome data for a minimum of 4 months. 301, 261, 216, 172, and 125 had outcome data out to 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24 months, respectively. Cessa..

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