Age at type 1 diabetes diagnosis does not appear to affect glycemic control and comorbidity once disease is established, but important differences occur between age groups at the time of diagnosis, US study data show.
A survey of US adolescents with type 1 diabetes has found that cost, negative attitudes towards wearing a device, and technology-related anxiety all act as obstacles preventing the use of devices in this age group.
People with diabetes who access an online self-management portal through mobile devices have better medication adherence and glycemic control than those with computer-only or no access to the portal, researchers report.
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.
Healthcare professionals can make false assumptions about which children with type 1 diabetes will gain most from closed-loop insulin delivery, risking children who could potentially benefit missing out, research suggests.
A novel artificial pancreas that delivers both rapid insulin and pramlintide improves glycemic control compared with one that delivers rapid insulin alone, without increasing hypoglycemia rates, in people with type 1 diabetes, Canadian research shows.
Adding liraglutide to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion significantly reduces glycated hemoglobin without increasing hypoglycemia in overweight and obese people with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycemic control, Danish research shows.
People with type 1 diabetes using the Tandem Control-IQ hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system spent significantly more time within their target blood glucose range than people using a sensor-augmented insulin pump during 6 months of use in the iDCL trial.
Continuous glucose monitoring offers many benefits to the families of young children with type 1 diabetes but also a number of challenges that cannot always be overcome, show results of a qualitative analysis conducted in the USA.