The Fourth Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting
Final Proceedings, 11-12 Apr 2008
DIABETES TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY FOSTER CITY CA
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The Fourth Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting was presented by the Diabetes Technology Society at the Orlando Florida Hyatt Regency Hotel on April 11-12 2008. The first day covered Technologies for Diabetes Monitoring and the second day covered Technologies for Diabetes Therapy. On April 11 2008 which was the Technologies for Diabetes Monitoring day, the first presentation was made by Barry Ginsberg M.D. Ph.D., on the topic Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose. He explained the use of self monitoring of blood glucose for clinical decision making and addressed issues with glucose monitoring including common user errors that can interfere with accuracy. Howard Wolpert,MD., presented an overview of Continuous Glucose Monitoring CGM technology. He described how metabolic monitoring with continuous glucose monitoring can provide information about nutritional and metabolic status that is unavailable with spot glucose testing. Jennifer Block, R.N., CDE, discussed the concept of CGM as a behavior modification tool. She explained how, to modify eating habits and exercise habits based on CGM and also achieve improved medication compliance with CGM. She discussed how with CGM patients must confront seeing all of their glucose readings demonstrated for days at a time and she referred to this phenomenon as naked diabetes.
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