Recommendation ID

Continuous glucose monitoring for adults with type 1 diabetes:- In adults with type 1 diabetes who have chronically poor control of blood glucose levels, what is the clinical and cost effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring technologies?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Current continuous glucose monitoring systems were found not to be cost-effective in the de novo analysis carried out for this guideline, even in people who had impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia. In adults with type 1 diabetes who have high HbA1c values, there still may be some value in using continuous glucose monitoring systems, and further research is needed to determine whether newer technologies would prove to be cost-effective, particularly in this group.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management
Date issued
August 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No