The use of continuous glucose monitoring with remote monitoring improves psychosocial measures in parents of children with type 1 diabetes: A randomized crossover trial

Marie Anne Burckhardt, Alison Roberts, Grant J. Smith, Mary B. Abraham, Elizabeth A. Davis, Timothy W. Jones

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the effect of continuous glucose monitors with remote monitoring on psychosocial outcomes in parents of children with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Children with type 1 diabetes, aged 2-12 years, along with their parents, were studied in a randomized crossover study. They participated in two 3-month periods using conventional blood glucose monitoring (control) or the Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system with remote monitoring (intervention). The primary outcome was parental fear of hypoglycemia score assessed by the Hypoglycemia Fear Survey. RESULTS Parental Hypoglycemia Fear Survey scores were lower while the child was using CGM with remote monitoring (P < 0.001). Furthermore, parental health-related quality of life and family functioning, stress, anxiety, and sleep measures also improved significantly after intervention. CONCLUSIONS CGM with remote monitoring was found to improve multiple measures of quality of life, reduce family stress, and improve parental sleep.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2641-2643
Number of pages3
JournalDiabetes Care
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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