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News in brief: CGM vs BGM in T2D; Taken from thelimbic 8/6/2021

CGM effective in T2D with less intensive insulin regimens

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) results in better glycaemic control compared with blood glucose meter monitoring (BGM) in adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes treated with basal insulin without prandial insulin, a randomised controlled trial from the US has shown.

A primary care-based study involving 175 adults with type 2 diabetes showed there there was a significantly greater decrease in HbA1c level over 8 months in those assigned to CGM (from 76 to 64 mmol/mol) compared to BGM (75 to 68mmol/mol).

The mean percentage of time in the target glucose range was 59% for CGM and 43% for BGM.


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