Diabetes technology is changing and integral for diabetes care. Our hypothesis is patients who start using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology at diagnosis will have better clinical outcomes and higher levels of satisfaction and lower levels of burden than patients who initiate CGM therapy later in the course of their disease management.
Methods: This quality improvement study offered Freestyle Libre CGM to all patients newly diagnosed with T1D. The primary outcome was improvement in self-reported treatment satisfaction as measured by the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire-Parent (DTSQ-P). Secondary outcomes included adolescent treatment satisfaction, fear of hypoglycemia, diabetes distress, burden, and QOL. Measures were given at baseline and 3 months. Data for participants was compared with retrospective data from age-matched controls who did not receive a Libre at diagnosis.
Results: 26 parent-child dyads between the ages of 4-17 years old participated in the study. Preliminary results showed improved DTSQ-parents scores 47.1 ± 8.0 to 50 ± 9.9 over the 3 month study. Please see tables for parent and child version of DTSQ- DDS, PedQL, FOH, PAID results.
Conclusions: There were trends towards improved satisfaction and QOL scores. This shows supportive data for improved quality and satisfaction measures in using CGM technology starting at diagnosis.
P. Hiers: None. J. Adams: None. S.L. Filipp: None. M.J. Haller: Advisory Panel; Self; SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (468)