SCMH Professor John Petrie leads new global diabetes guidelines

‌The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes recently issued a statement on improving the clinical value and use of continuous glucose monitoring systems.

Image of John PetrieProfessor John Petrie, Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health, was the lead and corresponding author on the statement, which included an international team of medical and research experts.

Prof Petrie said: “This joint statement by the world’s two largest diabetes scientific societies sets out a roadmap of the steps required to be taken by industry, regulators, funding bodies, health professionals, consumers and professional associations for much wider global uptake (and reimbursement) of non-invasive glucose-sensing technologies. These devices can give people with diabetes, particularly those with type 1, much more flexibility in their daily lives – and freedom from the drudgery and pain of frequent finger-pricking. I am delighted that the University of Glasgow has been able to take a leading role in driving this forward.”

The Scientific Statement can be downloaded (open access) here:
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2017/10/20/dci17-0043

The full MVLS article can be access through the below link:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_556123_en.html

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First published: 21 December 2017