HumanInsight Metabolic control and satisfaction in a diabetes education programme in flash glucose monitoring through telemedicine in type 1 diabetes
Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr (Engl Ed). 2022 Nov 28:S2530-0180(22)00198-6. doi: 10.1016/j.endien.2022.01.009. Online ahead of print.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate metabolic control and satisfaction with a telemedicine diabetes education programme for the initiation of flash glucose monitoring (FGM) in type 1 diabetes.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective study in 48 patients (52.1% women, 22.9% on insulin pump) who started FGM. They were analysed at baseline and 3 months after the beginning of the FGM. The results were compared with an on-site learning cohort matched by age, sex and HbA1c.
RESULTS: At the beginning and 3 months after the MFG, HbA1c improvement was observed (7.9±1.4 vs 7.3±1.1%), p<0.01; with a decrease in time below range - TBR - (4.7±4.9 vs 3.5±3.5%), p<0.05 and number of hypoglycaemic events (9.4±8.7 vs 6.9±5.7/15 days), p<0.05, associated with a worsening in time above range - TAR - (33.5±19.9 vs 37.0±20.9%), p<0.05. No significant differences were observed in the TIR 70-180mg/dl (61.7±18.6 vs 59.4±20.0%), glycemic variability or the use of FGM. Patient satisfaction with telemedicine training was 4.8±0.3 out of 5. No significant differences were observed in the follow-up, either in HbA1c or other glucometer parameters between on-site and online training. In a multivariate analysis adopting the HbA1c at follow-up as the dependent variable, only the TIR (β=-0.034; p<0.001) and the initial HbA1c (β=0.303; p<0.001) maintained statistical significance, unrelated to the on-site or online training (β=0.136; p=ns).
CONCLUSIONS: A telemedicine programme is an adequate tool for training in FGM, with results similar to on-site training, and it was associated with a high degree of satisfaction.
PMID:36456461 | DOI:10.1016/j.endien.2022.01.009
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