Type 1 Diabetes Management with Technology: Patterns of Utilization and Effects on Glucose Control Using Real-World Evidence

Ran Sun, Imon Banerjee, Shengtian Sang, Jennifer Joseph, Jennifer Schneider, Tina Hernandez-Boussard

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Abstract

This retrospective cohort study evaluated diabetes device utilization and the effectiveness of these devices for newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Investi gators examined the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, selfmonitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), and multiple daily injection (MDI) insulin regimens and their effects on A1C.The researchers identified 6,250 patients with type 1 diabetes, of whom 32% used CGM and 37.1% used CSII. A higher adoption rate of either CGM or CSII in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes was noted among White patients and those with private health insurance. CGM users had lower A1C levels than nonusers (P =0.039), whereas no difference was noted between CSII users and nonusers (P = 0.057). Furthermore, CGM use combined with CSII yielded lower A1C than MDI regimens plus SMBG (P 0.001). >

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-292
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Diabetes
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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