Continuous Glucose Monitoring

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Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Management in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019

Source: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Key Takeaway: We have learned that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is presenting the field of diabetes technology with challenges and opportunities. The challenges are difficult to overstate: in the United States, about 34% of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 have pre-existing diabetes, and patients with diabetes do far worse with COVID-19 than those without. The opportunities for diabetes technology are taking the form of stronger and better relationships within the diabetes community, expanded use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and remote monitoring, a greater understanding of the disease as it relates to endocrine and metabolic disruption, and insights that may apply to the next public health crisis.