Il ruolo della tecnologia nella gestione del bambino e dell’adolescente con diabete di tipo 1

Technology use in the management of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

In Italy, it is estimated there are about 25,000 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes between 0 and 18 years, most of whom using electronic devices for blood glucose control. Among these many have chosen a sensor for measuring blood glucose, often integrated, or combined with an insulin pump, preferably included in (advanced) hybrid closed-loop systems, that increasingly resemble artificial pancreases. This technology has seen an enormous progress in the last two decades, making these tools fundamental for improving glycemic control and the quality of life of patients with diabetes and their families. However, major challenges remain, including cybersecurity vulnerability, cost, and accessibility, with a substantial geographical variation in access to diabetes technologies. The hope is that the very recent guidelines of SID, AMD and SIEDP will help to rationalize and improve access to available technologies.