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Continuous glucose monitoring: is there an age limit?

The improvement in controlling and treating diabetes mellitus type 1 has meant better survival rates in those affected by this disease. This is why there are growing numbers of elderly people with type 1 diabetes. Even so, glucose control in this age group is much less studied as, due to different reasons, this population tends to be excluded from clinical trials. How can we find out if the different glucose control systems are also effective in this growing group of people?

Picture of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring system. Source: Freepik