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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 27. No. 2, 2022

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2022;27:145-151

Contemporary Practice in Paediatrics

Usage of Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Paediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes in Hong Kong

HY Lam, SWC Wong, JYL Tung, WHS Wong, PT Cheung, ACC Fu, GSW Pang, SWY To, LM Wong, WY Wong, SY Chan, HC Yau, SWY Poon, WS See, BWM But, SMY Wong, PWC Lo, KL Ng, KT Chan, YY Lam, HW Yuen, JYK Chung, CY Lee, MK Tay, EYW Kwan


Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study is to analyse the usage of Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) among paediatric population with type 1 diabetes in Hong Kong. Methods: Data was retrieved from the Hong Kong Childhood Diabetes Registry. Paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes with active follow-up in Hospital Authority in 2018 were included. Results: Three hundred and sixty patients were included in the analysis. Only 38 patients (10.6%) were regular CGMS users. The mean HbA1c of regular users was significantly lower than that of the non-regular CGMS users (7.4?.2% vs. 8.5?.9%; P=0.0003). The difference was still significant after adjusting for age, use of insulin pump and parents' occupations (P=0.038). The regular usage of CGMS was associated with younger age, use of insulin pump and higher socioeconomic position. Conclusions: The overall usage of CGMS among paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes in Hong Kong was relatively low.

Keyword : Continuous Glucose Monitoring System; Paediatrics; Type 1 diabetes


 
 

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