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Evid Based Nurs 12:44 doi:10.1136/ebn.12.2.44
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Continuous glucose monitoring improved glucose control in adults but not in young adults or children with type 1 diabetes

R W Beck

Dr R W Beck, Jaeb Center for Health Research, Tampa, FL, USA; rbeck@jaeb.org

QUESTION

Does continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improve glucose control in adults and children with type 1 diabetes?

METHODS

Design:

randomised controlled trial. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00406133.

Allocation:

{concealed}.*

Blinding:

unblinded.

Follow-up period:

26 weeks.

Setting:

10 centres in the USA.

Patients:

322 adults and children ⩾8 years of age who had type 1 diabetes for ⩾1 year and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) concentrations of 7–10%, received intensive insulin therapy through an insulin pump or ⩾3 daily injections, had not recently used CGM at home, and successfully completed a 1-week run-in phase. Patients were stratified into 3 age groups: ⩾25 years (n = 98), 15–24 years (n = 110), and 8–14 years (n = 114).

Intervention:

CGM using a subcutaneous sensor …

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