Glucose monitor beats finger-pricking in hypoglycaemia

A glucose monitor reduces time spent in hypoglycaemia compared with traditional finger-pricking, a randomised controlled trial of 252 patients suggests.  

Those with type 1 diabetes allocated to the Freestyle Libre sensor and reader spent 38% less time in hypoglycaemia across 24 hours compared with patients who continued with finger-pricking.

This was an average of 1.4 fewer hours in hypoglycaemia for

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