Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Hypoglycemia in Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial

RCT (n=203) found that among adults aged >60 years with type 1 diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring compared with standard blood glucose monitoring resulted in a small improvement in hypoglycaemia over 6 months (difference = -1.9% time [or -27 minutes] at <70mg/dL, p<0.001).

SPS commentary:

A separate study in adolescents & young adults found that continuous glucose monitoring resulted in a small but statistically significant improvements in glycaemic control (HbA1c difference -0.37%, p=0.01) over 26 weeks.


A related editorial discusses clinical considerations and implications following this research.


Journal of the American Medical Association

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Study in adolescents & young adults