The Changing Landscape of Glycemic Targets: Focus on Continuous Glucose Monitoring
figureposted on 05.06.2020 by Pamela R. Kushner, Davida F. Kruger
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Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) provides comprehensive assessment of daily glucose measurements for patients with diabetes and can reveal high and low blood glucose values that may occur even when a patient’s A1C is adequately controlled. Among the measures captured by CGM, the percentage of time in the target glycemic range, or “time in range,” (typically 70–180 mg/dL) has emerged as one of the strongest indicators of good glycemic control. This review examines the shift to using CGM to assess glycemic control and guide diabetes treatment decisions, with a focus on time in range as the key metric of glycemic control.