A small study of children with type 1 diabetes suggests that continuous glucose monitoring may improve a child’s sleep by minimizing wake periods during the night, Healio reports.

“Technology use for diabetes management can be beneficial for families of young children, but there are special considerations when deciding to use these technologies, such as the potential impact on parent’s sleep or health-related quality of life,” Randi Streisand, PhD, CDCES, chief of the division of psychology and behavioral health at the Center for Translational Research at Children’s National Hospital and the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation Professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., told Healio.

“Providers should consider the potential impacts that diabetes devices may have on children and parents in order to adequately support families through their decision-making process and during their transition onto devices.”

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