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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Effects of flash glucose-sensing technology-based continuous glucose monitoring on compliance of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial


Department of Endocrinology, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Correspondence Address:
Yan Liu
Department of Endocrinology, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2542-3975.254105

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Background and objectives: Multiple insulin injection therapy has been widely used in the intensive treatment of diabetes mellitus and enabled more patients to obtain good glycemic control. Intensive insulin treatment such as multiple insulin injection every day had been proven to have effects on the protection of islet and delay the onset of diabetic complications. However, during the insulin intensive therapy, severe hypoglycemia must be avoided by intensive glucose monitoring because it can increase the risks of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Conventional invasive intensive blood glucose monitoring is limited in clinical practice because it can cause patient pain and inconveniences. Patient's poor compliance in blood glucose monitoring would restrict the application of insulin intensive therapy in patients outside the hospital. The latest method of flash glucose-sensing technology-based continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) made insulin intensive therapy safer and less painful for a patient with diabetes mellitus. However, little is reported on the effects of flash glucose-sensing technology based CGM in patients receiving multiple daily injections of insulin. This study will provide evidence to validate whether flash glucose-sensing technology-based CGM can increase the behavioral self-monitoring and compliance with self-management of a Chinese patient with diabetes mellitus receiving multiple daily injections of insulin compared with conventional invasive blood glucose monitoring. Subjects and methods: This is a prospective, single-center, open-label, randomized controlled trial. Forty patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who receive multiple daily injections of insulin at the Department of Endocrinology, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital, Yangzhou University, China between August 2018 and December 2019 are included in this study. These patients are randomly divided to undergo conventional blood glucose monitoring (n = 20) or a flash glucose-sensing technology-based CGM group (n = 20). Patient recruitment began in August 2018 and will end in June 2019. Analysis of primary outcome measure will be completed in June 2019. The study will end in December 2019. Study protocol: 1.0. The protocol was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital (approval No. 2018045) and is performed in strict accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki formulated by the World Medical Association. All participants provide written informed consent. Outcome measures: The primary outcome measure is the compliance of glycemic monitoring. The secondary outcome measures include the time taken for reaching the goal of glycemic control, HbA1c, self-management scores, the number of hypoglycemia attacks, and Hamilton Anxiety Scale score. Discussion: This study will provide evidence to validate whether flash glucose-sensing technology can increase patient's compliance of intensive insulin treatments, control blood glucose, and improve quality of life. Trial registration: This study was registered with the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (registration number: ChiCTR1800017456) on July 31, 2018.


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