Feasibility of FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System in pregnant woman affected by type 1 diabetes
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Pregnant patients affected by type 1 diabetes (T1DM) are at increased risk for maternal and fetal risk, including congenital malformations, preeclampsia, macrosomia, spontaneous abortion, and perinatal mortality . Tight glycemic control is required to reduce the occurrence of diabetes related pregnancy complications. The more stringent glucose targets and the wide variability in insulin requirement during pregnancy may predispose to hypoglycemic events, and severe hypoglycemia occurs in up to 50% of pregnancies women with T1DM [1, 2]. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends that blood glucose levels are tested up to eight times daily to achieve glycemic targets . However, many patients experience barriers to frequent testing, including pain and discomfort associated with the multiple finger-stick blood samples. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may improve quality of life in T1DM patients, providing a good accuracy without the pain and the...
KeywordsType 1 diabetes Flash glucose monitoring Pregnancy Feasibility
A special thanks to Dr. Sergio Arlati for his support in statistical analyses.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Case report was performed as part of routine work and fully independently of the FreeStyle Libre manufacturer.
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The study was performed in accordance with the ethical standards (institutional and national) laid down in Declaration of Helsinki.
The patient gave her informed consent for being included in the study.
- 2.National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015) Diabetes in pregnancy: management from preconception to the postnatal period guideline. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng3. Accessed 17 May 2008