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What is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors?

 
     

Improved accuracy to reduce false alarms

 
 

22%

 

  78

 
     

Smaller size of body worn sensor

 
 

9%

 

  33

 
     

Integration of CGM information with an insulin pump

 
 

25%

 

  88

 
     

Better data management tools

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Longer sensor life

 
 

5%

 

  17

 
     

Shorter warm up time

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

Easier calibration

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

Insurance reimbursement

 
 

32%

 

  111

 


Total votes: 340

 

What is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors?

Poll dates: January 27 - February 3, 2008
Total Votes: 340

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.

32% of respondents said that insurance reimbursement is the most important factor for the next generation of continuous sensors, down from 40% in January 2007. This could mean that more people are getting coverage, which we are hearing anecdotally in our mailing lists and in our forums. Still, a large number of people see insurance coverage as the most important "next step" in continuous sensors.

This table compares the results of this poll and last year's results:

  Answer     Jan 2008     Jan 2007  
Improved accuracy 22% 25%
Smaller size 9% 21%
Integration with pump 25% 45%
Better data management 1% 0%
Longer senser life 5% 7%
Shorter warm up time 1% 0%
Easier calibration 1% 1%
Insurance reimbursement 32% 40%

The following graphs give a sense for what our readers feel is important in continuous sensors:

Graph from Chart
Graph of Data With Insurance Reimbursement - Click for Larger Image

Graph from Chart
Graph of Data Without Insurance Reimbursement - Click for Larger Image

[Download an Excel spreadsheet with the data and graphs from this poll]

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Last Updated: Saturday February 16, 2008 11:18:58
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