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02-10-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Hospitalized patients using continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin dosing apps

Speakers: Pratik Choudhary, Lori Berard

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Diabetologist Pratik Choudhary and Nurse Consultant Lori Berard discuss considerations around the use of diabetes self-management technologies within the hospital setting. This video focuses on inpatient use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices and dosing apps (8:14).

Learning points include:

  • The basics on how CGM devices work.
  • Self-management benefits that CGM devices and dosing apps can convey to the individual with diabetes.
  • How embracing the patient’s autonomy and device oriented self-care routines may benefit the treating clinician.
  • How and why interstitial glucose measurements can vary from capillary glucose measurements.
  • Approaches to integrating capillary glucose measurements into the care of patients using a CGM device.

More videos in this series:

  1. Hospitalized patients that use continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin dosing apps.
  2. Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps.
  3. Emergency admissions for patients using diabetes devices.
  4. Hospital admissions for surgery or radiology in patients using diabetes devices.
  5. Diabetes device use in women admitted to the maternity ward.

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