October 15, 2012

Closed Loop = Better BG Control in Kids

Diabetes Care reports a study of closed loop (AP but I think I like the term closed loop better because an actual pancreas does more.)  This study shows kids do better, particularly over night. Sadly I don't have access to the full paper but here is the reader headline and conclusion form the abstract. 

Closed-Loop Insulin Therapy Improves Glycemic Control in Children Aged <7 span="span" years="years"> 
Closed-loop insulin delivery decreases the severity of overnight hyperglycemia without increasing the incidence of hypoglycemia. The therapy is better able to reestablish target glucose levels in advance of a subsequent meal. Younger children with type 1 diabetes may reap significant benefits from closed-loop therapy

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2012/09/26/dc12-1079

2 comments:

John said...
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bleedingfinger said...

Younger children may benefit, good point. I know 2 girls who fit in that category. Thanks for sharing!

Tim Brand