Flash Glucose Monitoring Improves Blood Sugar Control In Dia
This study aimed to evaluate the association between flash glucose monitoring (FLASH) frequency and glycemic parameters during real-life circumstances in the Netherlands.

Obtained glucose readings were de-identified and uploaded to a dedicated database when FLASH reading devices were connected to internet. Data comprising 16,331 analyzable readers (163,762 sensors) were analyzed. Scan rate per reader was determined and each reader was sorted into 20 equally sized rank ordered groups (n=817 each).

-- Users performed a median of 11.5 scans per day.

-- Those in the lowest and highest ventiles scanned on average 3.7 and 40.0 times per day and had an eHbA1c of 8.6% (71 mmol/mol) and 6.9% (52 mmol/mol), respectively.

-- Increasing scan rates were associated with more time in target range (3.9-10 mmol/L), less time in hyperglycemia (more than 10 mmol/L), and a lower standard deviation of glucose.

-- An eHbA1c of 7.0% (53 mmol/mol) translated in approximately 65% time in target range, 30% time in hyperglycemia and 5% time in hypoglycemia (less than 3.9 mmol/L).

Conclusively, these outcomes among Dutch FLASH users suggest that with higher scan rate glycemic control improves.

Source: https://www.diabetesresearchclinicalpractice.com/article/S0168-8227(21)00257-6/fulltext