May 28, 2009

From The News Wire: CGMs Work

Science Daily is reporting a JDRF study of CGM use by people with good control. The conclusion: CGMs help maintain control and limit hypos. Film at 11:00
ScienceDaily (May 27, 2009) — People with type 1 diabetes who have already
been successful in achieving recommended blood sugar goals can further benefit
from using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, according to results of
a major multi-center clinical trial by the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation.

According to the JDRF study, using CGM devices enables people who have
achieved excellent control (with HbA1c levels below 7 percent) to continue to
tightly manage their diabetes while cutting down on the frequency of low blood
sugars, called hypoglycemia.