Advances in Blood Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Delivery


15 min



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Blood glucose monitoring has evolved from self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) to interstitial glucose monitoring, which includes intermittently scanned CGM (isCGM) and real-time CGM (rtCGM). Similarly, insulin delivery has evolved from the use of metal syringes in the 1920s to smart pens and insulin pumps. This video helps clinicians navigate the most recent advances in blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery by highlighting the value of new technologies and their role in advancing diabetes management.

This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Novo Nordisk.

This self-learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.25 Mainpro+ credits.

Cert+ Program ID#: 195597


James Kim, MBBCh, PgDip

Irene Hramiak, MD, FRCP(C), MACP

Anas Nseir, MD

Chandi Chandrasena, MD, CCFP, FCFP

After viewing this expert brief, participants will be better able to:

  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of blood monitoring technologies
  • Describe the value of interstitial monitoring and benefit over single-point-in-time monitoring
  • Highlight the recent advances in insulin delivery and how they can improve diabetes management
  • Describe how insulin pumps have advanced insulin delivery