Everyone’s second favourite online academic journal covering hypoglycemia – http://www.hypodiab.com – has an interesting article on the benefits of CGM and pumps to avoid hypos after exercise. The article notes that:
The authors concluded that CGM is a useful approach in people with type 1 diabetes who perform an exercise program by potentially allowing the detection of nocturnal hypoglycemia resulting from intermittent high-intensity exercise performed in the afternoon.
There’s then a quite interesting commentary on how difficult it is to objectively show in a study the benefits of pumps and CGMs to us diabetics. Which is a pity really because this dog thinks that CGMs and pumps (and good software to analyse the resulting data) are the way forward for good control.
Source: http://www.hypodiab.com/article.aspx?volumeID=13&issueID=18&articleID=87 (free registration required for the full article).