HypoMon(R): a non-invasive device for the detection of hypoglycaemia in Type I diabetics

Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32011000733
Authors' recomendations: Only three small studies all emanating from the same research group were available for assessment. These studies correlated the values obtained for physiological parameters with the HypoMon® with blood glucose levels. Only one study described results obtained under true conditions of nocturnal hypoglycaemia, whereas the remaining two studies described those obtained under the induced hypoglycaemic conditions of a glucose clamp study. The sensitivities obtained for the detection of a true hypoglycaemic episode were good, ranging from 83-95 per cent. However the conditions of a glucose clamp study are different from those experienced under true nocturnal conditions, therefore further large scale studies would need to be conducted before this device could be used in the home.Although readings obtained with the HypoMon® device had a high sensitivity, the specificity obtained with the device was low. Individuals may decide to purchase this device to assist with the monitoring of hypoglycaemic episodes, therefore it is likely that this device will diffuse into the health care system of its own accord. Therefore HealthPACT has recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Clinical Alarms
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
Contact Name: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
Contact Email: ahta@adelaide.edu.au

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