Decreasing hypoglycemia unawareness in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus after continuous glucose monitoring: tools for self-care.

Disminución de hipoglicemia asintomática en una paciente con diabetes mellitus tipo 1 luego del monitoreo continuo de glucosa: Herramientas para el empoderamiento.

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25176/RFMH.v22i4.5046

Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus type 1, Technology, Education, Blood glucose self-monitoring, Hypoglycemia

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a public health problem that causes early and late complications. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has become the main technological tool for real-time glycemic control and has the potential to prevent complications. However, its use has not spread in low- and middle-income countries.

We present the experience in the management of a patient with type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemia unawareness in whom the use of real-time CGM achieved both: less hypoglycemic episodes and optimization of insulin regimen.

The benefit of real-time CGM in addition to the use of analog insulins and diabetes education resulted in better metabolic control. CGM is a useful tool to consider in patients with hypoglycemia unawareness and to minimize the risk of complications in the future.

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Published

2022-10-17