Table 2

Key positive themes

Theme and participant examplesID
Reassurance/peace of mind
“The reassurance really…It was perfect because whatever happened it seemed to take control of it”(009a)
“Knowing that I was going to wake up on a good number”(004)
“My parents didn't have to worry so much about what was happening”(002)
“I felt I could completely trust it at night and I felt completely relaxed about it being there”(004a)
Confidence and ‘time off’ from diabetes demands
“I could rely on it and know that I would be alright in the morning”(006)
“That you could just hook it up and it does it all for you”(011)
“If you always wake up on a good number then it kind of sets you up for the rest of the day”(004)
“Knowing that they're going to be OK in the night…that's a safety thing”(004a)
“At night I didn't have to worry about being diabetic, I just thought, leave it”(006)
“It was good really because it was like having someone taking care of you”(010)
“It always seemed to work and once I'd had it a couple of nights I knew it worked and it was good”(012)
Improved diabetes control
“The perfect sugar control overnight…”(015)
“My improved HbA1c was probably best for me…”(001)
“It really did keep my blood sugar within a very tight range all through the night …”(008)
“…cos I was lower I could do more, I could concentrate better…”(013)
Being able to get a good night's sleep
“For the first time in 10 years I didn't have to do a blood test at 11 o'clock at night”(013a)
“Not having the worry…not having to drag yourself out of bed testing at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning…It was reliable”(002a)
“I had better sleep, you don't worry about what you have to do”(001)
“Every night we could sleep”(005a)