The effect of bolus and food calculator Diabetics on glucose variability in children with type 1 diabetes treated with insulin pump
Pediatric Diabetes, 05/17/2012
Blazik M et al. – The use of the Diabetics software by patients educated at the Warsaw Pump Therapy School (WPTS) is safe and reduces 2–h postprandial blood glucose levels (BGL) and glucose variability.
This 3-month, randomized, open-label study involved 48 children aged 1–18 yr.
Patients were educated in food counting system used in the Warsaw Pump Therapy School (WPTS) where the carbohydrate unit (CU) and the fat–protein unit (FPU) are taken into account.
The children were randomly allocated to an experimental group (A) who used Diabetics software and a control group (B) who used caloric tables and mental calculations.
The authors observed significant differences (p < 0.05) between the groups in 2-h postprandial BGL's and the glucose variability parameters MeanT, SDT, % BGL in the target range 70–180 mg/dL, and high blood glucose index HBGI.
The authors did not observe statistically significant differences in hypoglycemic events or low blood glucose index (LBGI) nor in HbA1c or insulin requirements.
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