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Commentary on "Performance of a glucose meter with a built-in automated bolus calculator versus manual bolus calculation in insulin-using subjects".
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PMID:  22538145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the early 2000s, there has been an exponentially increasing development of new diabetes-applied technology, such as continuous glucose monitoring, bolus calculators, and "smart" pumps, with the expectation of partially overcoming clinical inertia and low patient compliance. However, its long-term efficacy in glucose control has not been unequivocally proven. In this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Sussman and colleagues evaluated a tool for the calculation of the prandial insulin dose. A total of 205 insulin-treated patients were asked to compute a bolus dose in two simulated conditions either manually or with the bolus calculator built into the FreeStyle InsuLinx meter, revealing the high frequency of wrong calculations when performed manually. Although the clinical impact of this study is limited, it highlights the potential implications of low diabetesrelated numeracy in poor glycemic control. Educational programs aiming to increase patients' empowerment and caregivers' knowledge are needed in order to get full benefit of the technology.
Paolo Rossetti; Josep Vehí; Ana Revert; Remei Calm; Jorge Bondia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of diabetes science and technology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1932-2968     ISO Abbreviation:  J Diabetes Sci Technol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-27     Completed Date:  2012-08-20     Revised Date:  2013-06-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101306166     Medline TA:  J Diabetes Sci Technol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 Diabetes Technology Society.
Institut Universitari d'Automàtica e Informàtica Industrial, Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / drug effects*
Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / instrumentation*
Diabetes Mellitus / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Drug Dosage Calculations*
Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage*
Insulin, Short-Acting / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Hypoglycemic Agents; 0/Insulin, Short-Acting
Comment On:
J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012 Mar;6(2):339-44   [PMID:  22538144 ]

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