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Medtronic MiniMed’s Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) improved kids' control by providing them with accurate data—for adjustment of insulin treatments—and by promoting better communication and motivation.
French researchers, in an effort to determine the efficacy of the CGMS as an outpatient procedure in kids, observed 12 type 1 adolescents with an average age of 16 years.
All the children had poorly controlled type 1 with an average A1C of 10.1%.
Two months later A1Cs dropped to an average of 8.75%, and a significant reduction of extremes in glucose excursions was shown in 8 of the patients.
Diabetes Metabolism, December 2003
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