, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 104-113
Date: 27 Apr 2007

Technology and intensive management in youth with type 1 diabetes: State of the art

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Abstract

Recent implementation of technologic advances in the management of pediatric type 1 diabetes creates an exciting time for the diabetes community. Safety and efficacy of new therapies are commonly demonstrated first in adult patients with pediatric studies following. This review covers recent advances in six main areas: blood glucose monitoring including continuous monitoring; point-of-care A1c testing; designer insulins; insulin delivery systems including insulin pumps; electronic communication; and telehealth.