New “Time in Range Targets” provide clear goals for CGM

Providers and people living with diabetes are increasingly taking advantage of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology. CGM’s offer real time blood glucose levels with more convenience and less fingersticks.

However, utilization of CGM technology in routine clinical practice remains relatively low. This under-use may be due in part to unfamiliarity with the technology aspects and lack of standardized glycemic targets.

The recently published Recommendations From the International Consensus on Time in Range Diabetes Care 2019, clearly outline CGM Glucose Targets that both diabetes teams and people with diabetes can work toward. See the CGM target ranges for different groups below.

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These guidelines, from an International Committee, provide standardized Time in Range targets for most people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes; for those who are older or at high risk for severe hypoglycemia; and for pregnant women.

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Recommendations are given for upper and lower blood glucose targets and for time spent in both target and out-of-target ranges. 

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The recommendations are endorsed by the ADA, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, JDRF, and Pediatric Endocrine Society.

For more information, please see the complete article: Clinical Targets for Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data Interpretation: Recommendations From the International Consensus on Time in Range Diabetes Care 2019 Aug; 42(8): 1593-1603.


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