YIR 2017 Diabetes Technology

Adaptive Artificial Pancreas Examined in Outpatient Setting

November 03, 2017

The researchers found that HbA1c was 7.0 ± 0.8% at the start of AP use, and after 12 weeks, improved significantly to 6.7 ± 0.6%.

Prefilled, Disposable Insulin Pen With Half-Unit Dosing Now Available

By October 12, 2017

The Humalog Junior KwikPen is lighter and shorter than other half-unit insulin pens.

Insulin Pump Therapy Linked to Better Outcomes in Young T1D Patients

October 11, 2017

Compared with injection therapy, pump therapy was correlated with lower rates of severe hypoglycemia (9.55 versus 13.97 per 100 patient-years) and diabetic ketoacidosis (3.64 versus 4.26 per 100 patient-years).

New Glucose-Sensing Device Eliminates Need for Routine Finger Sticks

By September 29, 2017

A trial (Dunn T et al. 2017) of ≥50,000 diabetes patients, that lasted 18 months, found that FreeStyle Libre users checked their glucose on average 16 times a day.

Outcomes Examined for Continuous Glucose Monitoring During Pregnancy

September 18, 2017

Compared with controls, pregnant women with CGM spent more time in target and less time hyperglycemic.

Virtual Glucose Service May Improve Outcomes Among Inpatients

March 28, 2017

The researchers observed a 39% decrease in the proportion of hyperglycemic patients, from 6.6 to 4.0 per 100 patient-days in the pre-vGMS to the vGMS period.

Does Continuous Glucose Monitoring Improve Glycemic Control in T1D?

January 25, 2017

A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) helps patients with type 1 diabetes better manage their blood glucose levels, according to two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.