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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


PEREZ-CAVERO, Sonia Helen; MANRIQUE-HURTADO, Helard  and  LEEY-CASELLA, Julio. Decreasing hypoglycemia unawareness in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus after continuous glucose monitoring: tools for self-care. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2022, vol.22, n.4, pp.893-899.  Epub Oct 12, 2022. ISSN 1814-5469.

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.

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus type 1; Technology; Education; Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring; Hypoglycemia. (Source: MeSH NLM)..

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