Continuous ketone monitoring predicted for type 1 diabetes, specialist says

By Editor
24th February 2023
DKA, Type 1 diabetes

The use of continuous ketone monitoring is predicted to be the next step in the evolution of type 1 diabetes management, an expert in DKA has said.

Professor Ketan Dhatariya, Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, explored the benefits of continuous ketone monitoring during the 16th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatment for Diabetes (ATTD).

He shared his opinions on continuous ketone monitoring during a virtual symposium hosted by Abbott on sensor-based technology.

Professor Dhatariya, who is recognised by as the world’s top expert for DKA, said: “Ketone monitoring prevents hospital admissions. Everyone lives in fear of DKA as it can kill you.

“Earlier research shows that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use reduces hospital admissions for hypoglycaemia and DKA.”

Entitled ‘Rethinking treatment limits with sensor-based technology’, Abbot’s virtual symposium featuredinternational experts who touched on the latest developments in sensor-based technology.

The panellist shared views on:

  • Practical tips to help late digital adopters get the most out of advanced sensor-based technology, gaining new insights from real patient cases
  • Considerations on when to start sensor-based interventions in the journey of an individual with type 2 diabetes, with considerations from a multidisciplinary care team
  • The benefits of the automated insulin delivery and integrated smart pen that ease the burden of diabetes management for people with the condition
  • The clinical benefits of a first-of-its-kind dual-analyte glucose and ketone monitor system, helping to prevent DKA.

The virtual symposium took place on Thursday, February 23, at the 2023 ATTD Conference in Berlin.

ATTD is a unique diabetes conference that provides a world-class platform for clinicians and scientists to present, discuss and exchange insights on developments in diabetes care.

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