Relevance of continuous glucose monitoring in clinical practice: review of the evidence
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continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
asymptomatic and nocturnal hypoglycemia
glycemic control
glycemic variability

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Gómez, A. M., Henao Carrillo, D. C., Tapoada, L., & Rebolledo del Toro, M. (2018). Relevance of continuous glucose monitoring in clinical practice: review of the evidence. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 5(3), 33–42.


Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a tool that allows the evaluation of glycemic control, glycemic variability and detection of episodes of asymptomatic and nocturnal hypoglycemia. Currently we have state-of-the-art devices that are more precise and sensitive for the detection of hypoglycemia, which has allowed the development of predictive algorithms in order to prevent such events either by using alarms for the patient to intervene or by stopping the infusion of insulin. This technology is available in Colombia and has proven to be a safe and effective alternative in the treatment of diabetic patients with a high risk of severe hypoglycemia and other special populations such as children and pregnant women. The objective of this review is to summarize the relevant clinical evidence, advantages and disadvantages of this therapy as well as the clinical impact of the use of the MCG in real time (MCG-TR) in patients in treatment with multiple doses of insulin or insulin infusion systems.
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