Use of digital visualisation tools in the care meeting


Use of digital visualisation tools in the care meeting for people with type 2 diabetes


Monitoring of glucose levels is important for effective self-care management of diabetes and there are now several available methods for continuous glucose monitoring. Analysis of continuous glucose monitoring data via standardised data management programs is considered to promote collaboration and provide shared decision support between the diabetes nurse/diabetes doctor and the person with diabetes. Studies are needed on how this trend data can be used in healthcare meetings for people with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, it is of importance to address the psychosocial aspects of living with type 2 diabetes.


The purpose is to study healthcare professionals’ experience of the use of continuous glucose monitoring and how they interpret the data generated. In addition, we intend to study how healthcare professionals experience the use of digital decision support.


In this feasibility study at the Insurance Clinic, Sophiahemmet 50 patients will use FreeStyle Libre for continuous glucose monitoring for 14 days X 2. On the first visit, the patient is instructed on how to apply the sensor and how to use the App. Information is also provided on how to log into the National Diabetes Registry (NDR) to obtain information about own diabetes data. These parts are used as a dialogue tool at the care meeting when the patient returns to the clinic after 4 weeks. Glucose data is then transferred to Digital Diabetes Analytics (DDA) analysis tool for an automated analysis. The experience of healthcare professionals is studied through questionnaire and focus group interview.


Continuous Glucose Monitors can be an important tool to improve their glucose control for people with diabetes and contribute to a reduced risk of complications. However, the large amount of data generated by continuous glucose monitors presents a major challenge for healthcare and creates a major challenge for healthcare professionals when it comes to interpreting all the data. It is therefore important to also highlight in research how these aids affect the work situation of healthcare professionals and to identify what additional support functions are needed.

Research principal

Sophiahemmet University


Sophiahemmet Foundation


Project Leader; Unn-Britt Johansson, professor Sophiahemmet University
Research group: Stefan Sjöberg, associate professor, Karolinska Institutet, Berit Isaksson, diabetesnurse, Insurance Clinic, Sophiahemmet, Maarit Korkeila Lidén, Phd, Insurance Clinic, Sophiahemmet, Marie Wickman Chantereau, professor Sophiahemmet University.
Product developers: Lars Cederblad och Marie Öberg Lindevall, Digital Diabetes Analytics.