Is Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Everyone With Diabetes?
Whether continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is for "all" — and if not, for whom — was the topic of a lively debate at the recent European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2022 Annual Meeting. In the debate, the two participants generally agreed that CGM is appropriate for all people with type 1 diabetes and those with type 2 diabetes on intensive insulin regimens.
@esha Meanwhile, in a single-arm study of adults with type 2 diabetes treated with just basal insulin or non-insulin therapy, use of CGM for 6 months significantly improved time-in-range and A1c, regardless of the number of medications patients were taking. The authors of that study write that their and other data suggest "insurance eligibility criteria should be modified to expand real-time CGM use by type 2 diabetes patients treated with less intensive therapies."