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Is more monitoring better for Type 1 diabetes patients?


Young people with severe diabetes must manage their disease hour by hour. Sometimes, preventing their glucose levels from soaring too high or dropping dangerously low requires scrutiny of blood readings on a nearly minute-to-minute basis.

Yet in this era of ubiquitous data and instant digital communication, diabetes physicians are still using visits to the clinic every three months to manage their patients with Type 1 diabetes. Formerly known as juvenile diabetes, Type 1 is the more severe form of the disease usually detected early in life and requiring lifelong daily insulin injections.


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