To be published in European Endocrinology, the peer-reviewed journal from touchENDOCRINOLOGY, Peter Adolfsson et al, discuss two types of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems are currently available for daily diabetes self-management: real-time CGM and intermittently scanned CGM. Both approaches provide continuous measurement of glucose concentrations in the interstitial fluid; however, each has its own unique features that can impact their usefulness and acceptability within specific patient groups. This article explores the strengths and limitations of each approach and provides guidance to healthcare professionals in selecting the CGM type that is most appropriate to the individual needs of their patients.
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Disclosure: Peter Adolfsson has received a research grant from Novo Nordisk and consulting fees associated with lectures/meetings from Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Abbott, Dexcom, Medtronic, Nordic Infucare, Roche and Rubin Medical. Christopher G Parkin has received consulting fees from CeQur, Dexcom, Insulet, Johnson & Johnson, Mannkind, Roche Diabetes Care and Senseonics. Lars G Krinelke is an employee of Dexcom, Inc. Andreas Thomas is an employee of Medtronic, Inc. Funding for the development of this manuscript was provided by Dexcom, Inc., San Diego, California, US.
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