Training and Support for Hybrid Closed-Loop Therapy.

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Boughton, Charlotte K  ORCID logo
Hartnell, Sara 
Allen, Janet M 
Hovorka, Roman 

Hybrid closed-loop therapy is an emerging technology transforming the management of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Research studies demonstrate glycemic and quality of life benefits of hybrid closed-loop therapy for people with T1D. Translating these outcomes into standard clinical practice is critical for reimbursement and improving access to this technology.High-quality training is essential for achieving optimal outcomes with hybrid closed-loop therapy. Basic diabetes skills and tasks are as important, or even more important, with closed-loop therapy than with standard insulin therapy and need to be reiterated. Establishing expectations of hybrid closed-loop therapy clearly at the outset promotes long-term usage and optimal outcomes.We share key aspects of training and support for users of commercially available hybrid closed-loop systems and consider who may benefit from this technology.

artificial pancreas, hybrid closed-loop, training, type 1 diabetes, Blood Glucose, Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Humans, Hypoglycemic Agents, Insulin, Insulin Infusion Systems, Quality of Life
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J Diabetes Sci Technol
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SAGE Publications
Department of Health (via National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) (EME 14/23/09)
Wellcome Trust (100574/B/12/Z)
Helmsley Charitable Trust (#2016PG-T1D046)
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) (146281)
Wellcome Trust (100574/Z/12/Z)
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Societal Challenges (731560)
NIHR Evaluation Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (14/23/09)