Simple Summary A novel continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) equipped with a long-term sensor has recently been developed for humans with diabetes mellitus. The sensor is inserted under the skin and continuously measures the glucose in the interstitial fluid over a period of up to 180 days. The aim of this study was to describe, for the first time, the clinical use of this novel CGMS in three diabetic dogs (DD). The insertion and use of the device were straightforward and well tolerated by the dogs. Some device-related issues, such as sensor dislocation and trouble with daily calibrations, were reported. A good correlation between the glucose values measured by this CGMS and those obtained with a flash glucose monitoring system and a portable-blood glucose meter, previously validated for use in DD, was found (rs = 0.85 and rs = 0.81, respectively). The functional life of the sensor was 180 days in two of the three dogs, and the use of the device provided high satisfaction to the owners. This innovative device might be considered a future alternative for continuous glucose monitoring in dogs with diabetes mellitus. The novel Eversense XL continuous glucose monitoring system (Senseonics, Inc., Germantown, Maryland) has recently been developed for monitoring diabetes in humans. The sensor is fully implanted and has a functional life of up to 180 days. The present study describes the use of Eversense XL in three diabetic dogs (DD) with good glycemic control managed by motivated owners. The insertion and use of the device were straightforward and well tolerated by the dogs. During the wearing period, some device-related drawbacks, such as sensor dislocation and daily calibrations, were reported. A good correlation between the glucose values measured by the Eversense XL and those obtained with two commercially available devices, previously validated for use in DD, was found (r(s) = 0.85 and r(s) = 0.81, respectively). The life of the sensor was 180 days in two of the DD and provided high satisfaction. This innovative device might be considered a future alternative for home glucose monitoring in DD.

Clinical Use of a 180-Day Implantable Glucose Monitoring System in Dogs with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Series

Tardo, Antonio Maria;Del Baldo, Francesca;Foglia, Armando;Fracassi, Federico
2022

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Simple Summary A novel continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) equipped with a long-term sensor has recently been developed for humans with diabetes mellitus. The sensor is inserted under the skin and continuously measures the glucose in the interstitial fluid over a period of up to 180 days. The aim of this study was to describe, for the first time, the clinical use of this novel CGMS in three diabetic dogs (DD). The insertion and use of the device were straightforward and well tolerated by the dogs. Some device-related issues, such as sensor dislocation and trouble with daily calibrations, were reported. A good correlation between the glucose values measured by this CGMS and those obtained with a flash glucose monitoring system and a portable-blood glucose meter, previously validated for use in DD, was found (rs = 0.85 and rs = 0.81, respectively). The functional life of the sensor was 180 days in two of the three dogs, and the use of the device provided high satisfaction to the owners. This innovative device might be considered a future alternative for continuous glucose monitoring in dogs with diabetes mellitus. The novel Eversense XL continuous glucose monitoring system (Senseonics, Inc., Germantown, Maryland) has recently been developed for monitoring diabetes in humans. The sensor is fully implanted and has a functional life of up to 180 days. The present study describes the use of Eversense XL in three diabetic dogs (DD) with good glycemic control managed by motivated owners. The insertion and use of the device were straightforward and well tolerated by the dogs. During the wearing period, some device-related drawbacks, such as sensor dislocation and daily calibrations, were reported. A good correlation between the glucose values measured by the Eversense XL and those obtained with two commercially available devices, previously validated for use in DD, was found (r(s) = 0.85 and r(s) = 0.81, respectively). The life of the sensor was 180 days in two of the DD and provided high satisfaction. This innovative device might be considered a future alternative for home glucose monitoring in DD.
Tardo, Antonio Maria; Irace, Concetta; Del Baldo, Francesca; Foglia, Armando; Fracassi, Federico
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