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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-03
Acceptability issues of Continuous Glucose Monitoring among Diabetes Patients attending Clinic in North Bihar
Dr. Amit Kumar Das
Published: March 10, 2020 | 172 136
DOI: 10.36347/sjams.2020.v08i03.007
Pages: 801-803
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Abstract
Aim: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) provides significant benefits for diabetes management. To introduce this modern technique to patient population understanding patient’s perceptions of CGM benefits and potential annoyances is important. The main objective of the study is to acmes the acceptability issues of CGM among diabetes patients attending clinic in north Bihar. Methods: A total of 40 diabetic adults went through a 7-day observational study. After the monitoring period, they completed a survey regarding acceptability of CGM sensors. Results: More than 90% of the study participants agreed that the CGM sensor and receiver were easy to use (37/40), useful (38/40), and provided relevant information that was of interest to them (36/40). Furthermore, 85% (34) felt more safe (15% neutral) while sleeping and 78% (31) more confident (22% neutral) about avoiding serious hypoglycemia. 84% would choose to be inserted again. Conclusion: Introduction of CGM in elderly patients with well-controlled diabetes resulted in high satisfaction without imposing additional diabetes distress. Furthermore, an added benefit in glucose control with stabilizing glycemia in target range was proven.