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  What is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors?  
      Improved accuracy to reduce false alarms  
  33%     69  
      Smaller size of body worn sensor  
  19%     40  
      Integration of CGM information with an insulin pump  
  31%     65  
      Better data management tools  
  0%     1  
      Longer sensor life  
  2%     4  
      Shorter warm up time  
  1%     3  
      Easier calibration  
  1%     3  
      Insurance reimbursement  
  11%     24  

Total votes: 209

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

Poll dates: January 27 - February 3, 2010
Total Votes: 209

Studies of continuous glucose sensors demonstrate the enormous potential that these devices have in improving diabetes care. With continuous sensing now a standard part of type 1 diabetes care, we asked our readers what they thought was most important for the next generation of sensors.

Readers reporting insurance reimbursement has dropped from 40% in 2007 to just 11% this year. This clearly means that more people are getting coverage, which we are hearing in our mailing lists and in our forums. Readers are now interested in better accuracy (33%) and better integration with an insulin pump (31%).

Here's how readers have answered this poll question over the past several years:

  Answer     Jan 2010     Jan 2009     Jan 2008     Jan 2007  
Improved accuracy 33% 21% 22% 25%
Smaller size 19% 15% 9% 21%
Integration with pump 31% 28% 25% 45%
Better data management 0% 1% 1% 0%
Longer senser life 2% 3% 5% 7%
Shorter warm up time 1% 1% 1% 0%
Easier calibration 1% 3% 1% 1%
Insurance reimbursement 11% 24% 32% 40%

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

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Last Updated: Wednesday February 03, 2010 12:09:52
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