Introduction: With increasing access to intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring (isCGM) , with the FSL, it is essential to understand the effect of TIR and TBR on HbA1c, DRD, and resource utilisation in people living with diabetes
Methods: Clinicians from 1NHS UK hospitals submitted FSL user data for16,034 participants, (96% type 1 diabetes) of whom 6859 had follow-up data, collected during routine clinical care and submitted to a web-based secure tool. Linear regression analysis was used to estimate the age, gender and baseline HbA1c adjusted reduction in HbA1c in the TIR categories.
Results: Follow up TIR data were available for 3250 (47%) participants of which, 1241 (38%) reported TIR in line with the international consensus (3.9-mmol/l) . After adjustments for age gender, baseline HbA1c and duration of diabetes follow-up TIR ≥50% was associated with an 0.8% (8.75 mmol/mol) reduction in HbA1c (P<0.0001) and -0.29 reduction in DRD (P<0.0001) , while follow-up TIR ≥70% was associated with a 1.3% (14.mmol/mol) reduction in HbA1c (P<0.0001) and 0.40 reduction (P<0.0001) in DRD vs. those with TIR <50%. With the use of FSL, there was a 67% reduction in hospital admissions due to hypoglycaemia (none in those with TIR≥50) , a 63% reduction in hospital admissions related to hyperglycaemia/DKA and an 85% reduction in paramedic outcalls. The reduction in hospital admissions for hyperglycaemia/DKA and paramedic callouts was independent of the TIR achieved during follow-up. The incidence of severe hypoglycaemia was lower in those with TBR ≤5% as compared to those with TBR >5% (7% vs. 11%) but was not statistically significant (P=0.31) .
Conclusion: In a large cohort of UK FSL users, we demonstrate a significant reduction in HbA1c, diabetes-related distress and resource utilisation which was associated with improved TIR
H.Deshmukh: None. T.Sathyapalan: n/a. B.Pieri: None. E.G.Wilmot: Advisory Panel; Abbott Diabetes, Dexcom, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Insulet Corporation, Medtronic, Sanofi, Research Support; Insulet Corporation, Novo Nordisk, Speaker's Bureau; Abbott Diabetes, Dexcom, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Insulet Corporation, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi. P.Choudhary: Advisory Panel; Abbott Diabetes, Lilly Diabetes, Medtronic, Research Support; Novo Nordisk, Speaker's Bureau; Dexcom, Inc., Glooko, Inc., Insulet Corporation, Sanofi. N.Shah: None. V.Tsatlidis: None. A.N.Lumb: Advisory Panel; Abbott, Dexcom, Inc., Research Support; Abbott, Novo Nordisk, Speaker's Bureau; Abbott, Dexcom, Inc., Insulet Corporation, Novo Nordisk. R.E.Ryder: None. C.Walton: None.
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