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JDRF-funded studies show regular CGM use increases diabetes control for all age groups
Date:9/8/2009

econd six months of the study in the participants who began the trial with an HbA1c below 7% is particularly striking, especially since these subjects were able to maintain a mean HbA1c of 6.4%," Dr. Tamborlane said.

These studies are the third and fourth publications resulting from JDRF's groundbreaking CGM trials, established to clinically assess the benefits of CGM devices in helping people with type 1 diabetes manage their disease more effectively. In addition to results published last fall in The New England Journal of Medicine, results were published in May in Diabetes Care, showing that people with type 1 diabetes who have already been successful in achieving recommended blood sugar goals (below 7%) can further benefit from using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, while experiencing less hypoglycemia.

JDRF has actively shared the results of the CGM trial with health insurance plans, and as a result many of the nation's leading plans including Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, and Wellpoint now cover CGM for patients with type 1 diabetes. In addition, due to the JDRF trial, CGM is now included in national standards of care for type 1 diabetes, making doctors more likely to prescribe them for patients.


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Contact: Joana Casas
mcasas@jdrf.org
212-479-7560
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
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