Reading this kind of studies makes me wonder why insurance companies keep making it so difficult to approve CGMs, without having to jump through hoops. LADIES, if you’re planning a pregnancy this information will interest you.
From Medscape (link below)
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) of blood sugar levels during pregnancy improves birth outcomes compared with traditional finger-prick tests in women with type 1 diabetes, according to results of the first trial to show benefit of CGM on health outcomes beyond glucose control.
“Pregnant women using CGM had lower HbA1c — the primary outcome — but, more important, better day-to-day glucose levels as measured by CGM, resulting in 100 minutes more time per day in the recommended target range [3.5–7.8mmol/L],” she highlighted.
She added that the "CGM-related effects were comparable among [insulin]-pump and multiple-daily-injection (MDI) users.
However, in a second cohort of women with type 1 diabetes — those planning pregnancy — “no consistent benefits of CGM were seen.”
Read the full study HERE