Should one wear a device just to be able to see a trend or does it need to be as close to accurate as possible. I think if you are going to spend money and commit – because it is a commitment – to wearing a device 24/7 then it should be as accurate as possible. One is relying on this information to make decisions as to whether or not to inject a dose of insulin and getting that wrong results in unacceptable highs and lows so it HAS to be specific and on target so that the insulin dose can be too.
Continuous monitoring is about a trend and also about how fast the trend is changing but is is also imperative that it is as close to the truth as possible.
Watch this space for results on patients of mine wearing these devices.