Studies: Continuous glucose monitoring is safe in ICU setting

09/27/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Studies presented at a diabetes conference found using subcutaneous continuous blood glucose monitoring for ICU patients who need insulin was as safe as point-of-care measurement and less expensive. Researchers from the Netherlands studied 178 patients, most on mechanical ventilation, and found no significant difference between the methods in the incidence of severe hypoglycemia but noted the cost of CGM was $87 per patient per day, compared with $120 for POCM.

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