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Reducing Inpatient Hypoglycemia in the General Wards Using Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The Glucose Telemetry System, a Randomized Clinical Trial

Source: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Key Takeaway: Several studies have shown that abnormal glucose control in the inpatient setting is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, leading to increased health care expenditure. This randomized controlled trial explored whether the use of real-time CGM (rtCGM) and a Glucose Telemetry System (GTS), which wirelessly transmits CGM glucose values from the bedside to a centralized monitor at the nursing station, can decrease hypoglycemia among hospitalized high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes. Results from the interim analysis revealed that the RT-CGM/GTS intervention combined with a simplified hypoglycemia prevention protocol led to a decrease in inpatient hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemic Events per Patient