Journal article

End-of-Life Care Requires Caution with Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Ray Wang, Rebecca Foskey, Rahul Barmanray, Brian Le, Spiros Fourlanos

JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Use of medical device technologies for diabetes mellitus, including continuous glucose monitoring devices, is becoming more frequently encountered in end-of-life care. Good communication is paramount to determine patient and carer preferences for if, when, and how blood glucose monitoring should occur in the end-of-life setting. We present two differing cases of how continuous glucose monitoring in an Australian setting impacted end-of-life care for the patients and their carers.