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 contribution||The potential benefits of the FreeStyle® Libre™ 2 alarm system on the mental load of people with diabetes|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Medecine des Maladies Metaboliques|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2020|
- Cognitive load
- Freestyle Libre
- Optional alarm