Effets potentiels de l'alarme optionnelle FreeStyle® Libre™ 2 sur l'allégement de la charge mentale des patients diabétiques

Translated title of the contribution: The potential benefits of the FreeStyle® Libre™ 2 alarm system on the mental load of people with diabetes

Caroline Guillot*, Guy Fagherazzi

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Abstract

Sociological study aimed at evaluating the potential effects of the optional “alarm” functionality preventing hypos-/hyperglycemia of the FreeStyle® Libre™ (FSL2) Flash (Abbott) blood glucose monitoring system on the patients’ ratio to their diabetes, compared to FSL without alarm. Two research resources were mobilized: a multi-source and mixed study (individual interviews and questionnaires), between 2014 and 2019 on the experience lived with the FSL, with a total of 2311 respondents (adults with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, and parents of diabetic children); and an ad hoc study conducted in 2019 (individual interviews and ethnographic observations), dedicated to the analysis of the anticipated effects of the alarm (the FSL2), with a total of 10 respondents (patients, relatives). Assuming a continuity of behavior between the FSL and the FSL2, it can be considered a permanent alleviation of physical, material, and social constraints, between the FSL and the FSL2, as well as a reinforcement of self-knowledge. A new intake could be a reduction in mental load.

Translated title of the contributionThe potential benefits of the FreeStyle® Libre™ 2 alarm system on the mental load of people with diabetes
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)600-607
Number of pages8
JournalMedecine des Maladies Metaboliques
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Cognitive load
  • Diabetes
  • Freestyle Libre
  • Monitoring
  • Optional alarm
  • Sociology

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