SPECTRUM: A Training and Treatment Program for Continuous Glucose Monitoring for All Age Groups

Faculty/Professorship: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy  
Author(s): Gehr, Bernhard; Holder, Martin; Kulzer, Bernhard ; Lange, Karin; Liebl, Andreas; Sahm, Claudia; von Sengbusch, Simone; Schlüter, Sandra; Siegmund, Thorsten; Thurm, Ulrike; Ziegler, Ralph; Freckmann, Guido; Heinemann, Lutz
Title of the Journal: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
ISSN: 1932-2968
Corporate Body: SPECTRUM Group
Publisher Information: London : Sage Publishing
Year of publication: 2017
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Pages: 284-289
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1177/1932296816661735
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/193...
Background: Optimal usage of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) requires adequate training of the users. Providing patients with a CGM system without such a training usually doesn’t lead to the intended improvement in metabolic control.
Methods: In Germany we developed a structured training program (“SPECTRUM”) to ensure a high quality standard for the use of CGM systems.
Results: This program is suitably for patients of all age groups and is applicable to all CGM systems and all forms of insulin therapy. A curriculum was also developed so that training centers with less experience with CGM could become capable of offering comprehensive CGM training.
Conclusions: We believe that usage of such a program can be an important step forward in achieving more widespread acceptance and use of CGM systems. Translations in other languages and evaluation with a controlled clinical trial are planned.
Keywords: continuous glucose monitoring, CGM, teaching program, educational program, training program
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/43920
Year of publication: 20. June 2018