Six months of hybrid closed-loop versus manual insulin delivery with fingerprick blood glucose monitoring in adults with type 1 diabetes: A randomizedcontrolled trial

Sybil A. McAuley, Melissa H. Lee, Barbora Paldus, Sara Vogrin, Martin I. De Bock, Mary B. Abraham, Leon A. Bach, Morton G. Burt, Neale D. Cohen, Peter G. Colman, Elizabeth A. Davis, Christel Hendrieckx, D. Jane Holmes-Walker, Joey Kaye, Anthony C. Keech, Kavita Kumareswaran, Richard J. Macisaac, Roland W. McCallum, Catriona M. Sims, Jane SpeightStephen N. Stranks, Vijaya Sundararajan, Steven Trawley, Glenn M. Ward, Alicia J. Jenkins, Timothy W. Jones, David N. O’Neal

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE To investigate glycemic and psychosocial outcomes with hybrid closed-loop (HCL) versus user-determined insulin dosing with multiple daily injections (MDI) or insulin pump (i.e., standard therapy for most adults with type 1 diabetes). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Adults with type 1 diabetes using MDI or insulin pump without continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) were randomized to 26 weeks of HCL (Medtronic 670G) or continuation of current therapy. The primary outcome was masked CGM time in range (TIR; 70-180 mg/dL) during the final 3 weeks. RESULTS Participants were randomized to HCL (n = 61) or control (n = 59). Baseline mean (SD) age was 44.2 (11.7) years, HbA1c was 7.4% (0.9%) (57 [10] mmol/mol), 53% were women, and 51% used MDI. HCL TIR increased from (baseline) 55% (13%) to (26 weeks) 70% (10%) with the control group unchanged: (baseline) 55% (12%) and (26 weeks) 55% (13%) (difference 15% [95% CI 11, 19]; P < 0.0001). For HCL, HbA1c was lower (median [95% CI] difference −0.4% [−0.6, −0.2]; −4 mmol/mol [−7, −2]; P < 0.0001) and diabetes-specific positive well-being was higher (difference 1.2 [95% CI 0.4, 1.9]; P < 0.0048) without a deterioration in diabetes distress, perceived sleep quality, or cognition. Seventeen (9 device-related) versus 13 serious adverse events occurred in the HCL and control groups, respectively. CONCLUSIONS In adults with type 1 diabetes, 26 weeks of HCL improved TIR, HbA1c, and their sense of satisfaction from managing their diabetes compared with those continuing with user-determined insulin dosing and self-monitoring of blood glucose. For most people living with type 1 diabetes globally, this trial demonstrates that HCL is feasible, acceptable, and advantageous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3024-3033
Number of pages10
JournalDiabetes care
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Blood Glucose
  • Insulin

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