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Review of: Boucher SE et al. Effect of 6 months of flash glucose monitoring in youth with type 1 diabetes and high-risk control: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care, 2020; dc200613.
Design: Multicentre randomised controlled trial.
Setting: New Zealand.
Patients: 64 patients aged 13–20 years with established type 1 diabetes and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) ≥9% (≥75 mmol/mol) recruited from three academic diabetes centres.
Exposure: 6 months of intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring (isCGM) vs 6 months of standard capillary self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG).
Outcome: HbA1c at the end of the 6-month period.
Secondary outcomes: glucose-monitoring frequency and diabetes subscale mean item …
Contributors MF wrote the abstract, AJF wrote the commentary.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.