Study Demonstrates Benefits of GlucoWatch in Kids
In Use of the GlucoWatch Biographer in Children With Type 1 Diabetes (Pediatrics 2003 Apr;111(4 Pt 1):790-4), lead investigator H. Peter Chase, MD of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, Colorado reported that the effectiveness of the GlucoWatch Biographer "significantly improved glucose control compared with standard therapy" and that "use of the biographer with an alarm to detect nocturnal hypoglycemia has the potential to increase the safety of diabetes management in children."
Key among the findings in the study was that more instances of hypoglycemia were detected when participants were wearing the GlucoWatch, especially at night. Since nighttime hypoglycemia remains one of the greatest sources of parental anxiety, the GlucoWatch -- at least as shown in this study -- has the potential to help reduce the likelihood of undetected hypoglycemia.
This study was funded partially by the Children with Diabetes Foundation.
For More Information
April 6, 2003
Last Updated: Thursday April 17, 2003 09:42:33
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2013. Comments and Feedback.