This practical book focuses on the use of glucose sensors in children with type 1 diabetes. It is an evidence-based, simple, illustrated tool written by expert physicians in the field, experienced with patients living in Italy and in the UK.
The introductory chapters offer a quick and well-documented update on technology use in the child with diabetes, while the chapter on clinical studies provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific basis and benefits on glucose sensor use. The practical use of sensors in all age groups, including toddlers, and any related psychological issues are also discussed.
This volume allows health care professionals, pediatric trainees and medical students caring for children with type 1 diabetes to increase their understanding of sensor use, making this technology easier and more reliable to use.
Stefano Zucchini, MD has been working in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes since 1986, when he finished his training period after visiting the Pediatric Diabetology Unit of Pittsburgh, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) and Toronto. Dr. Zucchini is currently responsible for the pediatric diabetology clinical and research activities of the S. Orsola-Malpighi H. of Bologna, Italy and has published more than 80 original manuscripts or reviews in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology indexed in Pub Med. In 2015 Dr. Zucchini was co-author of a chapter on glucose sensors in children In: Scaramuzza AE, de Beaufort C, Hanas R, (Springer International Publishing Switzerland). Dr. Zucchini is also an associate editor of Frontiers in Pediatric Endocrinology.