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A new technology may better help control type 1 diabetes

By: Lydia L. Kim, Digital Content Editor

A recent study from The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals a new system that has “improved glycemic outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes.” The technology in question is a closed-loop system that automates the patient’s insulin delivery.

The study was conducted over a 6-month period with 168 patients between ages 14 and 71 years – 112 used the closed-loop system while the remaining 56 were the control group. The results revealed that the closed-loop system provided patients with a “greater percentage of time spent in the target glycemic range” than those who used “a sensor-augmented insulin pump.”

This research is important for nurses and other healthcare practitioners who are at the forefront of diabetes care.

Please visit NEJM to read more about the study.



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  • Great post! Thank you for the insightful article. I would like to include a little bit more information that long-term hyperglycemia during diabetes causes chronic damage and dysfunction of various tissues, especially the eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, and nerves.


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