Type 1 diabetes mellitus management in young children: implementation of current technologies

Michal Nevo-Shenker, Moshe Phillip*, Revital Nimri, Shlomit Shalitin

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Abstract

The use of advanced technologies for diabetes management is on the rise among pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), continuous glucose monitoring, predictive low glucose suspend, hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery systems—all enable better diabetes management and glycemic control. However, when used by children, and especially very young children, specific aspects must be taken into consideration, including technical parameters, ease of use, parental stress, and satisfaction. The unique characteristics of T1D in children aged <6 years are reviewed and studies of the pros and cons of different technologies in this specific age group are presented. Addressing such issues when implementing advanced technologies among very young children with T1D will enable better diabetes management and will hopefully ease a tremendous burden of both children and families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-629
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Research
Volume87
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020

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