$5 million grant awarded for improving diabetes management in children

November 12, 2015 at 1:49 PM

The project will focus on barriers to the use of new diabetes management technologies, such as continuous glucose monitoring systems, in children younger than 8 years old.  The goal, Dr. DiMeglio said is to make it easier for parents to help their children keep their blood sugar levels within recommended ranges and improve quality of life for families.

"We have known for a long time that low blood sugar levels are bad for the developing brain, but there is evidence from recent studies that high blood sugar levels also affect brain development.  So there is a great need to work with families and caregivers of young children to get more of their blood sugars in range," DiMeglio said.