The incidence of diabetes is increasing globally. Short and long-term effects of diabetes can negatively affect the lives of a person and their relatives. A good glycaemic control is important. Compared to conventional blood glucose measurement with capillary blood, which is obtained by finger pricking, it is now possible to continuously measure glucose using sensors that are placed in the subcutaneous tissue and remain there for several days to weeks. This means that the "tissue sugar" and not the blood sugar directly is determined. For this reason, it is important to determine the accuracy of these sensors. Furthermore, such systems can influence not only the physical but also the psychological/mental health of people with diabetes and their relatives. Reimbursement of sensors differs in Europe. This overview is based on the Austrian health care system.
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- Human- & Biotechnology