Table 3

Hypoglycemia episodes and annual costs for a cohort of 1000 patients with T1DM with MDI

ParameterSMBGFM systemAbsolute difference FM system vs SMBG (percentage variation)
Severe hypoglycemia episodes49002029−2871 (−58.6%)
 SH with hospital admission15865−93 (−58.6%)
 SH with hospital care, no admission830344−486 (−58.6%)
 SH without hospital care39121620−2293 (-58.6%)
Cost of glucose monitoring€1 216 283€1 192 591€−23 691 (−1.9%)
 Cost of strips and lancets€1 216 283€65 571€−1 148 711 (−94.4%)
 Cost of FM system sensors€0€1 125 020€1 125 020 (100.0%)
Cost of management of severe hypoglycemic episodes€3 220 260€1 333 188€−1 887 073 (−58.6%)
Total cost€4 436 543€2 525 779€−1 910 764 (−43.1%)
  • FM, flash monitoring; MDI, multiple dose insulin; SH, severe hypoglycemia; SMBG, self-monitoring of capillary glucose; T1DM, type 1 diabetes mellitus.