What is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors?
Improved accuracy to reduce false alarms
Smaller size of body worn sensor
Integration of CGM information with an insulin pump
Better data management tools
Longer sensor life
Shorter warm up time
Total votes: 349
What is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors?Poll dates: January 28 - February 4, 2007
Total Votes: 349
Studies of continuous glucose sensors hint at the enormous potential that these devices will have in improving diabetes care -- even though these devices are very much "first generation" products. With the dawn of continuous sensing upon us, we asked our readers what they thought was most important for the next generation of sensors.
40% of respondents said that insurance reimbursement is the most important factor for the next generation of continuous sensors. This could reflect frustration in getting the current generation of sensors covered -- meaning that the next generation has to have sufficient accuracy and efficacy data to allow the FDA to recommend continuous sensing in lieu of episodic finger stick monitoring -- or it could simply be a reflection of the fact that, until continuous sensors are covered by insurance, a significant percentage of families will be unable to afford them. We'll revisit this topic in a future poll.
Graph of Data With Insurance Reimbursement - Click for Larger Image
If we remove the insurance issue, we see that integration with an insulin pump is the technical component that our readers think is most important for the next generation of sensors:
Answer without Insurance Reimbursement Jan 2007 Improved accuracy 25% Smaller size 21% Integration with pump 45% Better data management 0% Longer senser life 7% Shorter warm up time 0% Easier calibration 1%
Graph of Data Without Insurance Reimbursement - Click for Larger Image
Last Updated: Thursday February 08, 2007 08:27:53
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