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Abbott Case Study Competition

Members submitted case studies that addressed contemporary issues in the practice of diabetes care, diabetes education and self-management involving the use of flash glucose monitoring with or without ambulatory glucose profile.

Topics for case studies

The topics for the competition  had to include principles of person-centred care while discussing the use of flash glucose monitoring1 with or without ambulatory glucose profile2.

The case studies addressed any (one or many) of the following questions:

  1. How have the patient’s outcomes (clinical or non-clinical) improved with this technology?
  2. How has the technology been used to make a difference to a patient’s quality of life?
  3. How has the technology changed practice for an individual health professional or the diabetes care team?
  4. How has it helped to prevent an adverse event?
  5. Describe any challenges patients have found with this technology. What has been done as a consequence?


  1. The flash glucose monitoring system utilises a glucose sensor/transmitter and hand held receiver to measure multiple glucose data points from interstitial fluid. The glucose sensor is worn on the arm continuously for 14 days and includes a transmitter to communicate with the hand held glucose device. The hand held glucose receiver is used to manually transfer the data, and displays the current glucose level, trend arrow and history of the past 8 hours without the need for capillary glucose testing. The receiver may also be used with capillary blood as an insulin dose advisor, however calibration with capillary blood is not required.
  2. The ambulatory glucose profile is a software approach to collating and analysing glucose data. It combines glucose readings from multiple days/weeks of glucose monitoring into a single 24 hour period, featuring statistical information such as average, interquartile and interdecile ranges

Round 1 winners

The Round 1 winning written case studies selected by the Reviewing Panel have been included in this booklet.

The Round 1 winning video case studies are:

Robyn Hart’s On the road to better management

Barbara White’s Abbott Flash Glucose Monitoring

People’s Choice Award

The ultimate award title acknowledging the best case study in the whole competition, was selected by delegates at the 2017 ADS-ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).

The top four case studies of this competition were presented during the Case Study Presentation at the ASM. These are:

  1. Mrs Jui-Wen Vivien Hsu – Build your confidence to live well with diabetes
  2. Mrs Rebecca Humphreys – Engaging the un-engaged – ‘taking diabetes care off auto-pilot’
  3. Ms Connie Luo – Flashing a spotlight onto hidden hypos in chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  4. Ms Robyn Hart – On the road to better management

The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Rebecca Humphreys.

Reviewing panel

ADEA would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the reviewing panel for the Case Study Competition:

  1. Jenny Carmuciano, Person with type 1 diabetes
  2. Toni Eatts, Editor of Diabetic Living
  3. Dr Sue-Lynn Lau, Endocrinologist at Westmead Hospital
  4. Dr Kate Marsh, Editor of the Australian Diabetes Educator publication
  5. Peta Tauchmann, Chair of the ADEA Clinical Practice Committee
  This program has been financially supported by Abbott Diabetes Care.