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Users experience of Flash Glucose Monitoring
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Användares uppfattning av att använda Flash Glukos Monitorering (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Background: For individuals with diabetes it is important to be able to monitor their blood glucose in a safe and effective way. This has traditionally been done with Self-measurement of blood glucose. In the last decade Continuous Glucose Monitoring has become available and in 2014 a Flash Glucose monitor (FGM) came onto the market. To be able to help each individual find the best possible system for themselves the diabetes nurse has to be familiar with all systems.

Aim: The aim of this study was to explore user's experience of a Flash Glucose Monitor.

Method: This was a quantitative study done in 2 outpatient clinics in western Sweden during 2015. Individuals with type 1 diabetes answered a questionnaire (min0-max10) about their experience after using a Flash Glucose Monitor for 2 weeks.

Results: Mean age was 47.5 years (SD 15.9) and 40% were women. The user experience was positive, with mean for the questions ranging from 8.08-9.79 (SD 0.6-2.5). There was a significant positive correlation to increasing age for 8 of the questions. Only statistical difference between genders was that women found the FGM disturbed more in their daily life.

Conclusion: The FGM can be considered for individuals with type 1 diabetes and it is important to also include this when informing older individuals of the possible options for measurement of blood glucose.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Continuous glucose monitoring, diabetes mellitus, Flash Glucose Monitoring, self-measurement of blood glucose, user experience
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10996Local ID: EOM800OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10996DiVA: diva2:1108249
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Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
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Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved

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