Modern technologies in treatment of diabetes mellitus

Authors: Rid Dravecká
Authors‘ workplace: I. interná klinika LF UPJŠ a UNLP Košice
Published in: Forum Diab 2020; 142(3): 158-168


Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors have made progress in glucose monitoring in type 1 diabetics. The approval of the therapeutic use of CGM has contributed to increased number of CGM users worldwide, which should increase further in the next years as more accurate and cheaper sensors become available. Major CGM companies, such as Dexcom and Medtronic, have announced the development of new devices designed to be smaller and less expensive than current sophisticated systems, which could target not only patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) but also people with DM2. The FDA recently defined a new class of CGM devices, i. e. integrated continuous glucose monitoring systems (iCGM), including devices to be used as an integrated system with other compatible devices. The first CGM sensor with FDA approval is the Dexcom G6, launched in 2018. CGM with insulin pump data can improve glucose prediction and automatic basal insulin rate algorithms.


automatic basal insulin rate – continuous glucose monitoring systems – insulin pump

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