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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 790-794

Feasibility and acceptability of ambulatory glucose profile in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: A pilot study

1 Department of Pediatrics, PESIMSR, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh; Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Bangalore Diabetes Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Bangalore Diabetes Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Sushma Rai
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Bangalore Diabetes Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.192894

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Background: Insulin administration and self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) are pillars in the management of diabetes in children. Introduction of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has made it possible to understand the glycemic profiles which are not picked up by SMBG. Recent advent of flash glucose monitoring with inbuilt software to obtain ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) has emerged as a novel method to study glycemic patterns in adults with Type I diabetes. However, the use of AGP in children is yet to be explored. Methods: AGP was used in 46 children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Feasibility was measured regarding data and sensor failure. Acceptability was measured using a questionnaire. Results: Forty-six children (22 girls and 24 boys) with a mean age of 10.07 years and mean diabetes duration of 3.4 years were included in the study. In this cohort, for 30 (65.21%) subjects, the sensor remained in situ for a complete duration of 14 days. Except for minor discomfort, AGP was well accepted by most of the children and their parents. Conclusion: AGP is a feasible option for monitoring glycemic status in children with diabetes with a high rate of acceptance.

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