How Much Accuracy of Interstitial Glucose Measurement Is Enough? Is There a Need for New Evidence?

Faculty/Professorship: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy  
Author(s): Hermanns, Norbert  ; Ehrmann, Dominic  ; Kulzer, Bernhard
Title of the Journal: Journal of diabetes science and technology : JDST
ISSN: 1932-2968
Publisher Information: London : Sage Publishing
Year of publication: 2017
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Pages: 296-298
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1177/1932296816677578

This analytical comment discusses what standards are needed for the evaluation of the accuracy of glucose measurement systems continuously measuring glucose in the interstitial fluid. Since accuracy standards for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)/flash glucose monitoring (FGM) systems are currently based on modeling studies or consensus of experts, we raised the question whether non-inferiority trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of CGM/FGM measurements compared to capillary blood glucose measurement with point-of-care devices could help to establish clarity about the needed accuracy standards of CGM/FGM. Such trials could also support the replacement of capillary blood glucose measurements by modern CGM/FGM systems.
Keywords: accuracy standards of continuous glucose monitoring systems, blood glucose monitoring, continuous glucose monitoring, flash glucose monitoring
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
Year of publication: 22. June 2018