Continuous Glucose Monitoring

537 million adults worldwide (20-79 years) are living with diabetes - 1 in 10. Lifelong management of blood glucose concentrations is crucial for this chronic illness. Recently, continuous glucose monitoring has allowed people with type 1 diabetes to keep track in near real-time. One major benefit is that it can be operated on one's phone. Given the speed with which technology is advancing, a next generation of implantable real-time device is already on the market. However, the issue is a high cost. Only patients who qualify for hospital care or those who can personally afford it are able to use it, which excludes many people. Some countries are already discussing that continuous glucose monitoring devices should be included in basic health care insurance for all people with T1D.