Source: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
Key Takeaway: The role of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) is an essential component of telemedicine visits for people with diabetes. This observational study demonstrated that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) participating in a virtual diabetes clinic can successfully insert and use Dexcom rtCGM without in-office training. The use of rtCGM was associated with a significant improvement in HbA1c at 10 months in those not meeting the ADA treatment target, independent of insulin use. In addition, there was a large shift in the percentage of participants meeting the HEDIS HbA1c target of <8.0% at follow-up; this may have important clinical and economic implications.
Chart: Percentage of Participants Achieving HEDIS HbA1c Treatment Target (HbA1c <8.0%) Before and After rtCGM Use