Development of a New Metric for Continuous Glucose Monitoring That Enables Stratification of Antihyperglycaemic Therapies

Petra Augstein; Peter Heinke; Lutz Vogt; Roberto Vogt; Christine Rackow; Klaus-Dieter Kohnert; Eckhard Salzsieder


BMC Endocr Disord. 2015;15(22) 

In This Article


We developed a metric for automated, objective evaluations of CGM profiles called the Q-Score. The Q-Score included the essential factors describing a glucose profile and therefore provides global information on glucose profiles, summarised in one value. The Q-Score can be categorised, and is suitable for screening profiles of individuals with insufficient metabolic control. In addition, it allows identification of factor(s) underlying the profiles that are mainly responsible for the quality of metabolic control in a given patient. Those parameters with improvement potential can be identified and addressed by therapeutic actions. Therefore, the Q-Score may efficiently contribute to designing strategies for patient-tailored diabetes care and management.