Key Takeaway: “First and foremost, our idea for using glucose sensors and remote glucose monitoring [at Rush University Medical Center] was to help the front-line nurses save time and PPE by not needing to go into the patients’ rooms to test the finger sticks. The second benefit of CGMs is that we feel the patients are safer. With forefinger sticks, you get a rough snapshot of diabetes control and it is easy to miss severe hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. With the way we use remote glucose monitoring, we are able to detect and prevent most of these highs and lows [in glucose levels].”
“The reduced pricing options are really reasonable. There is still cost, but according to our economic analysis, the saving of PPE and of nurses’ time outweighs the cost of the sensor systems currently.”
– Rasa Kazlauskaite, MD, MS, director of the diabetes technology program at Rush University and associate professor in the department of internal medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.