MALVERN, PA — LifeScan announced that the peer-reviewed Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (JDST) has published Improved Glycemic Control Using a Bluetooth Connected Blood Glucose Meter and a Mobile Diabetes App: Real-World Evidence From Over 144,000 People With Diabetes, detailing results from a retrospective analysis of real-world data from over 144,000 people with diabetes – one of the largest combined blood glucose meter (BGM) and mobile diabetes app datasets ever published. These 180-day findings expand on the results from a 90-day timeframe first presented at the 82nd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in June 2022.
The real-world data provides insights into improved glycemic metrics among people with diabetes using a Bluetooth-connected BGM together with a diabetes management digital app – in this study, patients used the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter and OneTouch Reveal® app.
“The overwhelming majority, approximately 95%, of people with diabetes who monitor their blood glucose rely on cost-effective blood glucose monitoring with a blood glucose meter. It is critical that we continue to research how they can get the most health benefits from their blood glucose meter readings,” said study co-author, Dr. Elizabeth Holt, Head of Global Medical, Clinical, and Safety, LifeScan. “These findings, from the largest patient population we have studied to date, offer real-world evidence that people with diabetes can further increase their health benefits by using their Bluetooth connected blood glucose meter in tandem with a diabetes app on their smartphone.”
The retrospective analysis showed that, overall, people with diabetes with at least 180 readings within the 180-day timeframe using the OneTouch Reveal® app with the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter:
- experienced better glycemic control, improving glucose readings in range (70-180 mg/dL) by +6.1 percentage points (54.5% to 60.6%) in T1D, and +11.9 percentage points (68.2% to 80.1%) in T2Ds;
- reduced hyperglycemic readings (>180 mg/dL) by −6.6 percentage points (40.5% to 33.9%) in T1Ds, and −12.0 percentage points (30.3% to 18.3%) in T2Ds;
- reduced mean glucose by -11.4 mg/dL in T1Ds, and -19.5 mg/dL in T2Ds.
All glycemic changes were statistically significant (P < .005 level).
Abbreviations: T1D, type 1 diabetes; T2D, type 2 diabetes.
The data also showed that a cohort spending as few as 10 to 20 minutes per week in the OneTouch Reveal® app connected to the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter showed:
- improved glucose readings in range (70-180 mg/dL) in T1Ds by +7.0 percentage points, and in T2Ds by +12.0 percentage points;
- reduced hyperglycemic readings (>180 mg/dL) in T1Ds by -7.7 percentage points, and -12.1 percentage points in T2Ds.
This analysis included two separate datasets extracted from the LifeScan data lake. The first dataset covered 24,386 T1Ds and 119,876 T2Ds using the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter with the OneTouch Reveal® app over a 90-day timeframe, and the second dataset covered 16,591 T1Ds and 97,119 T2Ds over a 180-day timeframe, again using the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter with the OneTouch Reveal® app. Data from the first 14 days using the OneTouch Verio Flex® meter with the OneTouch Reveal® app were compared with the 14 days prior to 90- and 180-day timepoints using paired within-subject differences.
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