How Glucose Monitors Affect Healthcare Spending
7 monthes ago - By Managed Healthcare Executive
Continuous glucose monitors offer benefits to type 1 diabetes patients, such as measuring glucose in real time, but can be costly.
However, a new study , published April 12, 2018 in Diabetes Care , from the American Diabetes Association, found that continuous glucose monitoring is very cost-effective for patients with type 1 diabetes that use multiple daily injections.
“The device does increase healthcare costs but this is offset by the prevention of future costly complications,” says senior study author Elbert Huang, MD, associate director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes...
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