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05-31-2019 | Children | News

High variability in insulin needs complicates diabetes management in young children

Children with type 1 diabetes who are aged 6 years or younger have significantly more variability in their insulin needs than adolescents or adults, shows an analysis of closed-loop data.

04-04-2019 | Insulin pumps | Highlight | News

Randomized trial questions superiority of insulin pumps over injections in children

Insulin pumps and multiple daily injections deliver similar glycemic control and safety profiles when allocated alongside education and support at the point of type 1 diabetes diagnosis, say researchers.

03-25-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Real-world data highlight closed-loop frustrations for youth users

System problems and irritations lead to nearly two in five children abandoning use of closed-loop insulin delivery in a real-world setting, researchers have reported.

02-28-2019 | Mobile technology | News

Engagement with mobile health intervention linked to improved glycemic control

Responsiveness to text message reminders about blood glucose monitoring is associated with glycemic benefit among adolescents with type 1 diabetes, study findings indicate.

02-26-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | News

CGM at diabetes diagnosis improves family psychosocial outcomes

Giving children continuous glucose monitoring from the point of diabetes diagnosis gives their caregivers greater confidence to manage hypoglycemia and reduces their diabetes-related distress, shows a randomized trial.

02-01-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Support for hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery in young children

Home use of day and night hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery using the Cambridge model predictive control algorithm is feasible in children aged 1–7 years with type 1 diabetes, researchers report.

12-14-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

MD-Logic closed-loop system successful for unmonitored day and night use

The DREAM5 randomized trial has confirmed the efficacy of closed-loop insulin delivery with the MD-logic algorithm in adolescents and young adults without remote monitoring.

10-04-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | EASD 2018 | News

‘Gold standard’ trial tests closed-loop delivery across the age spectrum

A randomized trial demonstrates the efficacy of closed-loop insulin delivery in a wide range of patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.

08-22-2018 | Insulin pumps | News

Predictive insulin-suspend algorithm cuts hypoglycemia without consequent hyperglycemia

The Tandem Basal-IQ predictive low-glucose suspend insulin delivery system significantly reduces the proportion of time adults and children spend in hypoglycemia during 24-hour usage, show findings from the randomized crossover PROLOG trial.

07-31-2018 | Insulin pumps | News

Pros and cons of insulin pumps highlighted in young type 1 diabetes patients

Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy significantly lowers glycated hemoglobin levels in young people with type 1 diabetes, but at the cost of an increased risk for diabetic ketoacidosis during the first year, UK researchers report.

06-24-2018 | Continuous glucose monitoring | ADA 2018 | News

Eversense glucose monitor accurate and popular for adolescent patients

Researchers have reported good accuracy, durability, and acceptability of the Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system in a group of primarily pediatric patients.

06-23-2018 | Children | ADA 2018 | News

Pubertal status affects glycemic variability in children with type 1 diabetes

Prepubertal children with type 1 diabetes have greater glycemic variability than those who are pubertal or postpubertal, researchers have reported at the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions.

02-21-2018 | Insulin pumps | News

Tubeless insulin pumps offer durable alternative to MDI in adolescents

Tubeless insulin pump use can provide long-term improvements in glycemic control at a lower total daily dose of insulin compared with multiple daily injections, show results of a retrospective study among children and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

02-02-2018 | Disordered eating | News

Diet quality intervention does not trigger disordered eating in adolescents

Research shows that intervening to improve the diet quality of adolescents with type 1 diabetes does not exacerbate disordered eating behavior.

01-09-2018 | Hypoglycemia | News

Weight-based glucose best for tackling hypoglycemia in pump users

Taking a weight-based dose of glucose resolves hypoglycemia more effectively than taking a standard fixed dose for type 1 diabetes patients using an insulin pump, show the results of a randomized crossover trial.

12-18-2017 | Hypoglycemia | News

Severe hypoglycemia risk remains high years after previous episode in children with diabetes

The risk of having a repeat episode of severe hypoglycemia is elevated for at least 4 years after a previous episode in children with type 1 diabetes, although the risk is highest during the first year, researchers report.

12-14-2017 | Hypoglycemia | News

Automatic insulin pump suspension reduces hypoglycemia in adolescents with diabetes

Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes using a predictive low-glucose management system have less hypoglycemia and fewer hypoglycemic events than those managed using sensor-augmented pump therapy alone, according to a 6-month trial.

10-10-2017 | Insulin pumps | News

Real-world data support reduced hypoglycemia risk in young pump users

Findings from a population-based study indicate that insulin pump use is associated with reduced risks for severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in children, adolescents, and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

09-08-2017 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Artificial pancreas stands up to intensive winter sports

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes attending a ski camp achieved better glycemic control with closed-loop control than with a sensor-augmented insulin pump, researchers report.

04-07-2017 | Continuous glucose monitoring | News

Predictive system reduces hypoglycemia burden in children with type 1 diabetes

Research suggests that a predictive low-glucose management system significantly reduces hypoglycemic events in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

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