Continuous glucose concentration monitoring

Authors: Matej Bendžala;  Boris Krahulec;  Peter Sabaka;  Michal Makovník;  Ľudovít Gašpar
Authors‘ workplace: II. interná klinika LF UK a Univerzitná nemocnica Bratislava
Published in: Forum Diab 2012; 1(2-3): 92-95


Continuous glucose monitoring is technology revolution in diabetology similar to holter ECG monitoring in cardiology. With goal of the diabetes treatment to achieve almost normal glucose concentration in blood, continuous glucose monitoring can help in hypoglycemia risk reduction. Continuous glucose monitoring offers actual value of glycaemia longitudinal whole day, with possibility of analyzing records and signalization when programmed thresholds are exceeded. It offers immediate patients reaction by modification of insulin treatment, food intake or physical activity, and also retrospective analysis of records. Subsequently it is possible to improve long-term treatment. Special contribution of continuous glucose monitoring is in recognizing undetectable hypoglycaemias, especially during sleep.

Key words:
diabetes mellitus – diagnosis – glycaemia monitoring


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