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A look at technology use in ADA's updated diabetes care standards

A clinical guideline summary in the Annals of Internal Medicine reviewed the American Diabetes Association's updated Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, which recommends the use of continuous glucose monitoring or self-monitoring of blood glucose at specific time points for patients with diabetes using intensive insulin treatment to reduce A1C and the use of sensor-augmented pump therapy to improve glycemic control. Patients can also substitute intermittently scanned CGM for SMBG if they need frequent glucose testing, while automated insulin delivery systems can be considered for children with type 1 diabetes, ages 7 or older.

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