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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804907/allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-isobornyl-acrylate-in-freestyle%C3%A2-libre-a-newly-introduced-glucose-sensor
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Anne Herman, Olivier Aerts, Marie Baeck, Magnus Bruze, Christophe De Block, An Goossens, Nils Hamnerius, Sara Huygens, Dominique Maiter, Dominique Tennstedt, Bernard Vandeleene, Martin Mowitz
BACKGROUND: Glucose sensors, such as FreeStyle® Libre, are innovative medical devices developed for diabetes patients as a replacement for classic glucose meters, ensuring continuous glucose monitoring without the disadvantage of regular skin finger pricks. OBJECTIVES: To report several cases of allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre, and to report on isobornyl acrylate as a culprit allergen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients presented with allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre...
August 14, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763121/proportion-of-daily-capillary-blood-glucose-readings-required-in-the-target-range-for-target-glycaemic-control-shift-of-focus-from-target-range-to-proportion-in-range
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S Sivasubramaniyam, S Amiel, P Choudhary
AIM: Most guidelines provide people with Type 1 diabetes with pre- and post-meal capillary blood glucose (CBG) targets to achieve optimal glycaemic control. We evaluated the proportion of daily CBG readings between 4 and 10 mmol/l in people achieving different HbA1c levels. METHOD: We analysed CBG data from routine pump/meter downloads from 201 adults treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) at a single hospital clinic. Exclusion criteria were CSII < 6 months, < 3 CBG/day, pregnancy, haemoglobinopathy and continuous sensor use...
August 1, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746706/association-between-preoperative-hemoglobin-a1c-levels-postoperative-hyperglycemia-and-readmissions-following-gastrointestinal-surgery
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Caroline E Jones, Laura A Graham, Melanie S Morris, Joshua S Richman, Robert H Hollis, Tyler S Wahl, Laurel A Copeland, Edith A Burns, Kamal Mf Itani, Mary T Hawn
Importance: Preoperative hyperglycemia is associated with adverse postoperative outcomes among patients who undergo surgery. Whether preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) or postoperative glucose levels are more useful in predicting adverse events following surgery is uncertain in the current literature. Objective: To examine the use of preoperative HbA1c and early postoperative glucose levels for predicting postoperative complications and readmission. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this observational cohort study, inpatient gastrointestinal surgical procedures performed at 117 Veterans Affairs hospitals from 2007 to 2014 were identified, and cases of known infection within 3 days before surgery were excluded...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745096/white-coat-adherence-occurs-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-receiving-intervention-to-improve-insulin-pump-adherence-behaviors
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Kimberly A Driscoll, Yuxia Wang, Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Elizabeth Gill, Nancy Wright, Larry C Deeb
BACKGROUND: To assess the occurrence of white coat adherence, defined as an increase in adherence to treatment regimens prior to a study appointment, in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) using insulin pumps and participating in a randomized adherence intervention trial. METHODS: Blood glucose monitoring (BGM) readings, carbohydrate inputs, and insulin boluses delivered were downloaded from the insulin pumps of adolescents, aged 10-18 years, at 3 consecutive T1D study visits...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745092/impact-of-xylose-on-glucose-dehydrogenase-based-blood-glucose-meters-for-patient-self-testing
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Andreas Pfützner, Filiz Demircik, Daniela Sachsenheimer, Jan Spatz, Anke H Pfützner, Sanja Ramljak
The pentose xylose is enriched in edible algae, and is increasingly used as a slowly metabolized carbohydrate in functional food. It is known to interfere with glucose-dehydrogenase-based (GDH) blood glucose measurement systems for patients self-testing. The aim of our study was to investigate the extent of xylose interference in commercially available blood glucose meters. A heparinized whole blood sample was manipulated to contain 3 different glucose concentrations (50-80 mg/dL, 130-160 mg/dL, and 250-300 mg/dL) and 4 different xylose concentrations (0 mg/dL, 25 mg/dL, 50 mg/dL, and 100 mg/dL)...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745090/if-smbg-accuracy-is-critical-to-patient-safety-why-are-inaccurate-meters-still-on-the-market
#6
Christopher G Parkin
In this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Christiansen and colleagues report results from two studies, laboratory and clinical, that assessed the accuracy of a new blood glucose monitoring system, the Contour®Next ONE (Ascensia Diabetes Care, Parsippany, NJ, USA). The new system comprises a blood glucose meter that can link (via Bluetooth®) to the Contour™ Diabetes app, which operates on a smartphone or tablet. Results from both studies showed that the system exceeded the accuracy standards defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15197:2013...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745089/barriers-to-patient-use-of-control-solution-for-glucose-meters-surveys-of-patients-pharmacists-and-providers-in-a-metropolitan-area
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Jeremy L Johnson, Katherine S O'Neal, Christopher C Pack, Sandra M Carter
BACKGROUND: An important factor in controlling diabetes is self-monitoring of blood glucose. Manufacturers of glucose meters recommend routine use of control solution to ensure accuracy. Previous studies have demonstrated that glucose meters vary in accuracy and that patients are not using control solution as recommended. The purpose of this study is to identify potential barriers to control solution use from multiple perspectives including patient, pharmacist, and provider. METHODS: This study was a prospective, observational survey design...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724718/poor-reliability-and-poor-adherence-to-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-are-common-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-may-be-associated-with-poor-pregnancy-outcomes
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Emmanuel Cosson, Baz Baz, Françoise Gary, Isabelle Pharisien, Minh Tuan Nguyen, Dorian Sandre-Banon, Yahya Jaber, Camille Cussac-Pillegand, Isabela Banu, Lionel Carbillon, Paul Valensi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the compliance with self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and the reliability of diabetes logbooks in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), as well as the associated determinants and outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We prospectively selected French-speaking women with newly diagnosed GDM who had been referred to our diabetes management program and understood SMBG principles. At the next follow-up visit, we collected SMBG results from glucose meters and logbooks...
July 19, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698167/use-of-a-connected-glucose-meter-and-certified-diabetes-educator-coaching-to-decrease-the-likelihood-of-abnormal-blood-glucose-excursions-the-livongo-for-diabetes-program
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Janelle Downing, Jenna Bollyky, Jennifer Schneider
BACKGROUND: The Livongo for Diabetes Program offers members (1) a cellular technology-enabled, two-way messaging device that measures blood glucose (BG), centrally stores the glucose data, and delivers messages back to the individual in real time; (2) unlimited BG test strips; and (3) access to a diabetes coaching team for questions, goal setting, and automated support for abnormal glucose excursions. The program is sponsored by at-risk self-insured employers, health plans and provider organizations where it is free to members with diabetes or it is available directly to the person with diabetes where they cover the cost...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683148/demonstration-of-disinfection-procedure-for-the-development-of-accurate-blood-glucose-meters-in-accordance-with-iso-15197-2013
#10
Shu-Ping Lin, Wen-Ye Lin, Jung-Tzu Chang, Chun-Feng Chu
Despite measures to reduce disease transmission, a risk can occur when blood glucose meters (BGMs) are used on multiple individuals or by caregivers assisting a patient. The laboratory and in-clinic performance of a BGM system before and after disinfection should be demonstrated to guarantee accurate readings and reliable control of blood glucose (BG) for patients. In this study, an effective disinfection procedure, conducting wiping 10 times to assure a one minute contact time of the disinfectant on contaminated surface, was first demonstrated using test samples of the meter housing materials, including acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and polycarbonate (PC), in accordance with ISO 15197:2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656301/involvement-of-exogenous-3%C3%A2-deoxyglucosone-in-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-cell-dysfunction-induces-impaired-glucose-regulation
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Lurong Zhang, Liang Zhou, Xiudao Song, Guoqiang Liang, Zhongrui Xu, Fei Wang, Fei Huang, Guorong Jiang
β‑cell dysfunction is the primary cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). 1,2‑dicarbonyl compounds, such as 3‑deoxyglucosone (3DG) have been reported to increase the risk of T2DM. Abnormal elevation of plasma 3DG may impair β‑cell function and thereby, it is linked to T2DM. Previous findings suggest that exogenous 3DG may serve an important role in the development of pre‑diabetes. In the present study, the authors examine whether exogenous 3DG induces impaired glucose regulation in mice by decreasing β‑cell function involving of accumulation of plasma 3DG...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647947/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pediatrics-the-gap-between-potential-benefits-and-the-reality-of-utility
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Regina L Taddeo, Joanne T Moser, Pantea P Minnock
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is rapidly becoming a standard of care in the management of Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Today's devices are nearly as accurate as home glucose meters. They provide glucose data every 5 minutes, alert to high and low blood glucose levels, and allow for remote monitoring of a user's glucose data and patterns. Use of CGM has many benefits including support for tighter glycemic control without increasing the risk for hypoglycemia. There is however emerging evidence of some negative aspects associated with using CGM, which may result in decreased utilization of the device as well as a decline in quality of life, especially in the pediatric population...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640025/performance-of-a-modern-glucose-meter-in-icu-and-general-hospital-inpatients-3-years-of-real-world-paired-meter-and-central-laboratory-results
#13
Ray Zhang, Warren Isakow, Marin H Kollef, Mitchell G Scott
OBJECTIVE: Due to accuracy concerns, the Food and Drug Administration issued guidances to manufacturers that resulted in Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services stating that the use of meters in critically ill patients is "off-label" and constitutes "high complexity" testing. This is causing significant workflow problems in ICUs nationally. We wished to determine whether real-world accuracy of modern glucose meters is worse in ICU patients compared with non-ICU inpatients. DESIGN: We reviewed glucose results over the preceding 3 years, comparing results from paired glucose meter and central laboratory tests performed within 60 minutes of each other in ICU versus non-ICU settings...
June 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626983/comparison-of-systemic-pharmacodynamic-effects-of-two-combination-pressurised-metered-dose-inhalers-that-deliver-salmeterol-and-fluticasone-propionate
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Lester I Harrison, Victoria Sessions, Christopher J Wiggenhorn, David Chalmers, Pui Leung, John Efthimiou
AIM: The aim was to test the systemic pharmacodynamic effects of the salmeterol component of two pressurized metered dose inhalers that delivered a combination of salmeterol and fluticasone propionate (SM/FP). METHODS: This was a six-way crossover study in 43 adult subjects, using a single blind design (subject blinded to product and clinical assessor blinded for all measurements). Each subject received single doses of 2, 6, and 12 inhalations from test and reference products that delivered SM/FP as 25/125 mcg per inhalation...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617624/how-satisfied-are-patients-when-their-choice-of-funded-glucose-meter-is-restricted-to-a-single-brand
#15
Christy Macdonald, Helen Lunt, Michelle Downie, Deborah Kendall
BACKGROUND: Many governments and insurers are driving down the cost of medical devices, including glucose meters, by the central management of purchasing decisions. We report patients' responses to an "enforced" change in brand of glucose meter, one year after the introduction of a national sole supplier arrangement for funded glucose meters and strips. METHOD: Specialist diabetes clinic attendees from two geographical locations completed a questionnaire one year after the final meter changeover date...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617617/accuracy-and-user-performance-evaluation-of-a-new-wireless-enabled-blood-glucose-monitoring-system-that-links-to-a-smart-mobile-device
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Timothy S Bailey, Jane F Wallace, Scott Pardo, Mary Ellen Warchal-Windham, Bern Harrison, Robert Morin, Mark Christiansen
BACKGROUND: The new Contour(®)Plus ONE blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) features an easy-to-use, wireless-enabled blood glucose meter that links to a smart mobile device via Bluetooth(®) connectivity and can sync with the Contour(™) Diabetes app on a smartphone or tablet. METHODS: The accuracy of the new BGMS was assessed in 2 studies according to ISO 15197:2013 criteria. In Study 1 (laboratory study), fingertip capillary blood samples from 100 subjects were tested in duplicate using 3 test strip lots...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611921/adherence-of-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-in-persons-with-type-1-diabetes-in-sweden
#17
Peter Moström, Elsa Ahlén, Henrik Imberg, Per-Olof Hansson, Marcus Lind
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to evaluate the extent to which persons with type 1 diabetes perform self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) according to guidelines. Secondary objectives were to investigate predictors for good SMBG adherence, reasons for non-adherence, and association between SMBG frequency and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). METHODS: This was a survey-based cross-sectional study. Questionnaires were sent out to 600 random patients at five sites. Patients were included if they were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and ≥18 years old and excluded if they were currently using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601891/effect-of-liraglutide-treatment-on-prediabetes-and-overweight-or-obesity-in-clozapine-or-olanzapine-treated-patients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorder-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Julie R Larsen, Louise Vedtofte, Mathilde S L Jakobsen, Hans R Jespersen, Michelle I Jakobsen, Camilla K Svensson, Kamuran Koyuncu, Ole Schjerning, Peter S Oturai, Andreas Kjaer, Jimmi Nielsen, Jens J Holst, Claus T Ekstrøm, Christoph U Correll, Tina Vilsbøll, Anders Fink-Jensen
Importance: Compared with the general population, patients with schizophrenia have a 2- to 3-fold higher mortality rate primarily caused by cardiovascular disease. Previous interventions designed to counteract antipsychotic-induced weight gain and cardiometabolic disturbances reported limited effects. Objectives: To determine the effects of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide added to clozapine or olanzapine treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600913/glucose-self-monitoring-in-non-insulin-treated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-primary-care-settings-a-randomized-trial
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Laura A Young, John B Buse, Mark A Weaver, Maihan B Vu, C Madeline Mitchell, Tamara Blakeney, Kimberlea Grimm, Jennifer Rees, Franklin Niblock, Katrina E Donahue
Importance: The value of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) levels in patients with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes has been debated. Objective: To compare 3 approaches of SMBG for effects on hemoglobin A1c levels and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among people with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes in primary care practice. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Monitor Trial study was a pragmatic, open-label randomized trial conducted in 15 primary care practices in central North Carolina...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598049/diabetes-drug-prescription-pattern-and-awareness-among-health-care-providers-in-sub-himalayan-region-of-india-a-population-based-study
#20
Jatinder Mokta, Kiran Mokta, Asha Ranjan, Ivan Joshi, Mahak Garg
BACKGROUND: To determine the pattern of diabetic drug prescription and awareness about diabetes among primary health providers in the rural areas of Himachal Pradesh situated in the western Himalayas at an elevation range from 350 meters (1,148ft) to 6900 meters (22,966ft) above sea level. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Study was conducted in 20 rural areas of Himachal Pradesh, located 50 to 400 Km from state capital, at 2200 to 10,000 feet altitude. Non-pregnant diabetic adults were surveyed through 31 diabetic camps...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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