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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

  • 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.

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