Sugar monitor gets kids involved in diabetes care

Stanford University’s DirecNet director Dr. Bruce Buckingham presented results of continuous monitoring using the Freestyle Navigator Continuous Monitoring System in 30 children, ranging in age from 4 years to 17 years, with an average age of 11 years.The continuous monitoring device has a sensor, which penetrates the skin a few millimeters, and is changed every five days. Use of the device helped subjects reach their target blood sugar levels. “Children were able to see when to change what they’re eating and to adjust insulin accordingly…Some of the kids got to be pretty good at it.” Reuters news story