SPECTRUM: A Training and Treatment Program for Continuous Glucose Monitoring for All Age Groups

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Optimal usage of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) requires adequate training of the users. Providing patients with a CGM system without such a training usually doesn’t lead to the intended improvement in metabolic control.


In Germany we developed a structured training program (“SPECTRUM”) to ensure a high quality standard for the use of CGM systems.


This program is suitably for patients of all age groups and is applicable to all CGM systems and all forms of insulin therapy. A curriculum was also developed so that training centers with less experience with CGM could become capable of offering comprehensive CGM training.


We believe that usage of such a program can be an important step forward in achieving more widespread acceptance and use of CGM systems. Translations in other languages and evaluation with a controlled clinical trial are planned.

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