Real-time continuous glucose monitoring education

Review this education section to enhance your understanding of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rt-CGM) systems and how it can provide meaningful benefits to your patients. 

An introduction to rt-CGM 

In three modules, Dr Jackie Elliott, Senior Clinical Lecturer/ Consultant Diabetes, University of Sheffield, England, will explore rt-CGM, including: 

  • What is rt-CGM? 

  • How to identify suitable patient groups 

  • The clinical and real-world benefits of rt-CGM 

  • A case study example of patient initiation 

  • An exploration of data analysis to support effective clinical decisions 

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Module 1: Delivering optimal diabetes care: An introduction to rt-CGM
A short guide to rt-CGM, including how the technology operates, the benefits of CGM to support diabetes care and how to identify suitable patients for initiation.
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Module 2: Delivering optimal diabetes care: rt-CGM initiation
Examine the benefits of rt-CGM use, the practical application of rt-CGM and how to monitor the patient and their data during the initial period of use.
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Module 3: Delivering optimal diabetes care: Data analysis
Explore the benefits of having access to glucose data; looking at relevant patterns and trends to help support effective clinical diabetes management decisions and support self-management of T1D.

Additional educational support

To support your education journey, viewing relevant modules on Academy™, certified by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ACBD), could be beneficial.  

Academy™ is an online educational program where healthcare professionals can increase their knowledge in diabetes technologies. It is accessed online through diasend® and provided free of charge to health care professionals. 

Modules you may find useful include: 

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring 

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Pregnancy 

  • Sensor Augmented Pumps (SAP)  

  • Virtual Consultation 

How do I get access? 

If you have a diasend® account, simply click here to access Academy™ and fill out the form to activate your access to the platform.  

Non-diasend® users can request a free account with limited functionality, to use for access to Academy™. Fill out a registration form here

Going beyond the basics

We’ve developed a series of educational modules in conjunction with leading healthcare professional experts to share best practice and knowledge. These modules aim to increase the clinical outcomes and quality of life of those patients with diabetes who you support. 

How to interpret clinical data using Dexcom Clarity, a structured approach.

Dr Jackie Elliott, Clinical Lead for Diabetes, Senior Clinical Lecturer / Honorary Consultant, Sheffield University Hospital

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How to access rt-CGM funding, policies, guidelines and the Technology Pathway.

Sara Hartnell, Principal Diabetes Dietitian, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Real-Time CGM Use in MDI-treated Patients with Diabetes in the UK, sharing Best Clinical Practices.

Dr Jackie Elliott, Clinical Lead for Diabetes, Senior Clinical Lecturer / Honorary Consultant, Sheffield University Hospital

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The benefits of rt-CGM for people with Type 1 diabetes during sport and exercise.

Dr Alistair Lumb, Consultant Diabetes/AGM and Anne-Marie Frohock, Advanced Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian &Paediatric Dietetics Team Lead, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

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How to maximise the use of rt-CGM for your patients with Type 1 diabetes on rt-CGM, sharing best practice and practical tips.

Sara Hartnell, Principal Diabetes Dietitian, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The clinical outcomes and practical application of using Real Time CGM in Pregnancy.

Dr Emma Walkinshaw, Consultant in Diabetes, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The benefits and best practice of rt-CGM for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes including transition.

Dr Fiona Campbell, Consultant in Children and Young People’s Diabetes, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Clinical Lead, National CYP Diabetes Network, Diabetes Officer, BSPED

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The Clinical Evidence supporting rt-CGM.

Medical Affairs Dexcom

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