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17 - 20 May 2023 - Congress contribution
Thema: Vielfalt & Individualität - Diabetes neu denken
21 -25 May 2023 - Congress contribution
23 - 26 June 2023 - Congress contribution
American Diabetes Association (ADA) 83rd Scientific Sessions
This year's International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments of Diabetes (ATTD) was held February 22-25 at the CityCube in Berlin. A major focus of the symposia was on the potential benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in people with type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Freckmann gave a presentation on Friday, February 24, 2023, on standardization related to CGM systems. In doing so, he presented the current status of the IFCC working group's activities on CGM.
From 26 to 28 January 2023, the training event diatec took place in Berlin under the main theme "Personalized Technology". Some of our colleagues took the opportunity to learn about the current state of research in diabetes technology in various lectures, seminars and symposia.
Dr. Guido Freckmann, as part of the diatec team, actively participated in the organization of the conference and gave lectures on "CGM in hospitals" and "Glucose measurement in type 2 diabetes". He also led a seminar on "Safety issues in medical devices".
From November 24 to 26 the joint autumn meeting of the German Diabetes Association and the German Angiology Association took place in Wiesbaden. Our colleagues were actively involved in the sessions of the committee for laboratory diagnostics in diabetology of the DDG and DGKL (KLD), as well as of the working group diabetes and technology of the DDG (AGDT).
In the KLD session, Dr. Stefan Pleus talked about the basics of the guidelines of the German Medical Association for quality assurance in medical laboratories (Rili-BÄK) and Dr. Guido Freckmann finished the session with his critical talk on the topic "New measurement methods - new rules?".
Dr. Stefan Pleus also contributed a talk about the basics of blood glucose monitoring, continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pumps used in automated insulin delivery systems in the AGDT session on AID systems in practice.
From November 3 to 5 the 22nd Diabetes Technology Meeting of the Diabetes Technology Society took place. One again, the conference was held virtually.
Dr. Freckmann was invited to give a talk about “Traceability of CGMs” in Workshop A (Measurement of glucose, insulin and ketones) and presented the current work of the IFCC working group on CGM (IFCC WG-CGM) regarding standards for continuous glucose monitoring.
All of our three abstracts that we submitted for the poster session one week later on November 10 were accepted. Dr. Stefan Pleus presented two posters in session C. In his contribution „User Performance Evaluation and System Accuracy Assessment of Four Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems with Color Coding of Results“ he showed results from our latest blood glucose monitoring system evaluation and in his contribution “Improving the Quality of Glucose Concentration Measurements by Recalibration” he presented our suggestion for improvement of comparison measurements, e.g. in CGM studies. Dr. Manuel Eichenlaub introduced a new method to evaluate and present CGM accuracy in his contribution „The Continuous Glucose Deviation Interval and Variability Analysis (CG-DIVA): An illustrative Method for Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Accuracy Assessment“.
Two of the three posters were developed within our cooperation with the Diabetes Center Berneto support the work of the IFCC WG-CGM. Thanks to all contributors!
Poster abstracts will be published in the March issue of the des Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.
On October 13 and 14, the joint 17th annual meeting of the German Association for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and 4th meeting for biomedical analytics of the DVTA was held in Mannheim. Under the general topic "Laboratory medicine accompanies life" we presented two posters about studies on our own initiative with the titles „Fasting plasma glucose concentrations in different sampling tubes measured with different glucose analyzers“ and „Differences between venous, capillary and interstitial glucose concentrations during an oral glucose tolerance test”. In addition, Dr. Guido Freckmann was invited to talk about "Continuous Glucose Monitoring CGM - Traceability and Standards" in the session "Point-of-care laboratory diagnostics - An Update".
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