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Interactive patient case study

Hypoglycemia and technology

Hypoglycemia and technology

This 15-minute case presents the identification of problematic hypoglycemia and the appropriate use and monitoring of different technologies in the context of reducing the occurrence and risk of hypoglycemia.

Get more on: Hypoglycemia | Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

Clinical trial summary slides

Accuracy, user acceptability, and safety evaluation for the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system when used by pregnant women with diabetes

Pregnant woman scanning

This slide set describes a study of flash glucose monitoring in pregnant women with diabetes, which demonstrates clinical accuracy versus self-monitoring of blood glucose and a high level of acceptability by the patients [access the slides].
Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.

Expert opinion editorial

The ambulatory glucose profile: What, why, and how?

Ambulatory glucose profile

Editorial Board member Lori Berard discusses how the ambulatory glucose profile is revolutionizing the analysis of blood glucose and glycemic control for patients and practitioners [read more].

Get more on: Continuous glucose monitoring | Flash glucose monitoring | Glycemic control 

Expert opinion editorial

The right device at the right time: Optimizing the benefit


Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard scrutinizes the opinion that clinicians should rely on glycemic outcomes when weighing the decision to prescribe a diabetes device [read more].

Get more on: Devices and technology | Glycemic control in type 1 diabetes | Glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

Case report

Sudden onset of immune-mediated type 1 diabetes mellitus in a 93-year-old woman: A case report

Elderly patient with doctor

Oriot and colleagues report a case of sudden onset autoimmune type 1 diabetes with ketoacidosis in a 93-year-old woman, and summarize the available literature [read more].
Oriot P et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1170-7

Get more on: Flash glucose monitoring | Older adults | Ketoacidosis | Type 1 diabetes medication

Case report

Successful glycemic control using a flash glucose monitoring system for a pregnant woman with diabetes: a case report

Abbott Freestyle Libre

The authors report the case of a pregnant Japanese woman who experienced gestational diabetes mellitus during her first pregnancy and developed impaired glucose tolerance after the delivery [read more].
Kishimoto M, Tamada S, Oshiba Y. J Diabetes Metab Disord 2017; 16: 44. doi: 10.1186/s40200-017-0327-1

Get more on: Flash glucose monitoring | Glycemic control | Type 2 diabetes in preganancy | Clinical trial summary slides on this topic

Journal article

Use of flash glucose-sensing technology for 12 months as a replacement for blood glucose monitoring in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes

Abbott Libre Dinner

The authors assess the impact of flash glucose-sensing technology as a replacement for self-monitoring of blood glucose over a 12-month period in participants with type 2 diabetes who were on intensive insulin therapy [read more].
Haak T et al. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 573–586. doi: 10.1007/s13300-017-0255-6

Get more on: Flash glucose monitoring | Glycemic control | Type 2 diabetes | Clinical trial summary slides on this topic


14-05-2020 | COVID-19 | News

Glycemic control improved in type 1 diabetes under Italian lockdown

Italian researchers report that the slower pace of life forced on people with type 1 diabetes during lockdown amid the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in improved glycemic control.

18-02-2020 | Flash glucose monitoring | News

Flash glucose monitor performs adequately throughout its lifetime

Study results suggest that the accuracy of the FreeStyle Libre 14-day flash glucose monitoring system is adequate for patients with type 1 diabetes during its entire lifetime, although it tends to be less so during the beginning and end of its use.

12-02-2020 | Flash glucose monitoring | News

Flash monitoring confirms safety cushion of preserved C-peptide

Even minimal residual C-peptide secretion protects people with type 1 diabetes from hypoglycemic events, and reduces glycemic variability, show data from flash glucose monitoring.

Downloadable slides

31-10-2018 | Slideset | Collection

FreeStyle Libre collection

These slide sets summarize the results of randomized controlled trials investigating the use of flash glucose-sensing technology in patients with diabetes.

Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care

Interactive patient case study

21-12-2018 | Hypoglycemia | Case study | Link

Hypoglycemia and technology

Develop and test your knowledge on the use of different technologies to reduce hypoglycemia risk through this practical example and self-assessment authored by Riccardo Bonfanti and Francesco Chiarelli. This 15 minutes case presents the identification of problematic hypoglycemia and the appropriate use and monitoring of different technologies in the context of reducing the occurrence and risk of hypoglycemia.

Journal articles and book chapters

07-08-2018 | Flash glucose monitoring | Article

Practical guidance for treatment of patients with diabetes using flash glucose monitoring: A pilot study

Koide K et al. Diabetol Metab Syndr 2018; 10: 63. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0364-z

26-06-2018 | Devices and technology | Review | Article

Technology in the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus: Current status and future prospects

Tauschmann M Hovorka R. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0044-y

15-02-2018 | Nephropathy | Review | Article

Diabetic kidney disease: Is there a role for glycemic variability?

Subramanian S, Hirsch IB. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 13. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-0979-3

27-05-2017 | Continuous glucose monitoring | Review | Article

Continuous glucose monitoring for patients with type 1 diabetes on multiple daily injections of insulin: Pros and cons

Maiorino M et al. Endocrine 2017; 59: 62–65. doi: 10.1007/s12020-017-1328-z


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