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J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015 Jul;9(4):911-6. doi: 10.1177/1932296815574547. Epub 2015 Apr 16.

Technology to Reduce Hypoglycemia.

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1
King's College Hospital, London, UK.
2
King's College London, London, UK pratik.choudhary@kcl.ac.uk.

Abstract

Hypoglycemia is a major barrier toward achieving glycemic targets and is associated with significant morbidity (both psychological and physical) and mortality. This article reviews technological strategies, from simple to more advanced technologies, which may help prevent or mitigate exposure to hypoglycemia. More efficient insulin delivery systems, bolus advisor calculators, data downloads providing information on glucose trends, continuous glucose monitoring with alarms warning of hypoglycemia, predictive algorithms, and finally closed loop insulin delivery systems are reviewed. The building blocks to correct use and interpretation of this range of available technology require patient education and appropriate patient selection.

KEYWORDS:

closed loop; continuous glucose monitoring; continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion; diabetes mellitus; hypoglycemia; sensor-augmented pump

PMID:
25883167
PMCID:
PMC4525662
DOI:
10.1177/1932296815574547
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