Continuous ketone monitoring "the next step" for type 1 diabetes
Professor Dhatariya talked about the clinical benefits of a first-of-its-kind dual-analyte glucose and ketone monitor system, helping to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) as part of a presentation by a panel of international experts on the latest developments in sensor-based technology, entitled ‘Rethinking treatment limits with sensor-based technology’.
Professor Dhatariya said: “Ketone monitoring prevents hospital admissions.
“Earlier research shows that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use reduces hospital admissions for hypoglycaemia and DKA.”
DKA is a serious problem that can happen in people living with diabetes if their body starts to run out of insulin. Ketones are then released into the body as fat is broken down.
Ketones are a harmful substance that can build up in the body during an incident of DKA and can be life-threatening if not found and treated quickly.
Read NHS guidance on DKA here
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