Prevalence and description of skin reactions associated with adhesives in diabetes technology devices in an adult population: Results of the CUTADIAB study

Marc Diedisheim, Catherine Pecquet, Jean Baptiste Julla, Aurélie Carlier, Louis Potier, Agnès Hartemann, Sophie Jacqueminet, Tiphaine Vidal-Trecan, Jean François Gautier, Danièle Dubois-Laforgue, Guy Fagherazzi, Ronan Roussel, Etienne Larger, Agnès Sola-Gazagnes, Jean Pierre Riveline*

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Abstract

The use of skin-adherent devices among patients with diabetes is on the rise. This multicenter French cross-sectional study evaluated the prevalence and consequences of skin reactions among 851 adult diabetic patients who used glucose sensors or insulin pumps in the last decade. Results showed that 28% of sensor users and 29% of pump users had skin reactions, occurring more frequently among women and patients with a history of eczema. Symptoms suggested skin irritation rather than an allergy. Skin reactions occurred within the first 24 hours in 22–24% of cases and after more than 6 months in 38% and 47% of cases for sensors and pumps, respectively. Finally, 12% of patients with a reaction to sensors and 7% of patients with a reaction to pumps discontinued using the device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-334
Number of pages9
JournalMedecine des Maladies Metaboliques
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Allergy
  • Continuous blood glucose monitoring
  • France
  • Insulin pump
  • Sensors
  • Skin reaction
  • Subcutaneous insulin infusion

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