The sooner children with Type 1 diabetes are given the latest treatment devices the greater the benefit, according to research by Stanford University in America.
Children and teenagers in the study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, learned to use continuous glucose monitors within a month of their diabetes diagnosis.
A year later, they had healthier blood sugar levels than an earlier group of patients who weren’t given the monitors near the time of diagnosis.
Rapid access to technology is good for patients, and contrary to doctors’ expectations, most families quickly adapt, which frees up more time to give extra help to those who are struggling.
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