Diabetes, whose prevalence reaches 14.8% in Spain, affecting 1 in 7 people, is the second highest rate in Europe. It is a disease that, if not adequately controlled, can lead to very serious complications, such as heart disease, amputation or loss of vision, a high degree of dependency and the need for inpatient care.
This situation shows the importance of adherence to treatment, glucose control as well as weight control, blood pressure etc. of course they are
pillars to prevent or reduce serious complications of this disease) and decision making by the patient (eg, insulin dosage adjusted for intake).
One of the excellent keys to moving toward better diabetes control involves taking a time frame, also known as IRR, as a glycemic control variable, which allows one to know whether a person with diabetes is in control. How long does it spend with glucose?
One in 10 adults currently living with diabetes (2021)
This is a recent variable arising from newer devices for continuous glucose monitoring or ‘flash’ glucose, which allow levels to be measured in a 24-hour range for at least 14 days with a minimum of 70% accuracy data .
Unlike glycosylated hemoglobin, time in range makes it possible to know 24/7 how long you have been under glycemic control.
It should also be noted that smart insulin pens (smartpens) currently stand as a great ally for people with diabetes, very useful for ensuring good therapeutic adherence by allowing adequate adjustment and monitoring of insulin dosage. Huh.