Consensus on the use of the first generation flash glucose monitor in patients under 18 years of age diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus
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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Glucose Self-monitoring
Flash Glucose Monitoring System

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Matallana, A., Céspedes, C., Abad, V., Durán, P., Forero, C., Martínez, L., Lema, A., & Llano, J. (2021). Consensus on the use of the first generation flash glucose monitor in patients under 18 years of age diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 7(4), 258–265.


Introduction: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) is one of the most frequent endocrine pathologies in pediatric population. Capillary blood glucose testing, the most recommended self-monitoring method, is associated with discomforts that could decrease adherence. This led to creation of new technologies that respond to patients’ needs.

Objective: To generate recommendations based on experts consensus about the use of the flash glucose monitor (FGM) in patients under 18 years of age with DM1 diagnosis.

Materials and methods: A modified Delphi-type consensus was carried out in which 8 specialists in pediatric endocrinology and a developer group participated. Based on the analysis of the results, the recommendations were presented.

Results: Recommendations about indications, frequency and mode of use, safety profile and impact of its use on quality of life were obtained.

Conclusions: The FGM has a precision comparable with capillary glucose. It is considered a safe device, with the ability to impact positively the quality of life of the patients and their caregivers.
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