Assist. Prof. Klemen Dovč, MD, PhD, from the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases of the Division of Paediatrics Ljubljana, together with his colleagues studied the long-term functioning of the closed loop in people with type 1 diabetes, and established that the important swings of the need for insulin during the day and night are most prominent in the preschool population.
Long-term closed-loop use, now also commercially available, provides useful insights into diabetes management. We can, to some extent, generalize our observations from a research setting to a broader population of children with type 1 diabetes and improve our overall clinical care. I am extremely grateful to the International Medis Awards for setting a good example of how to support relevant research accomplishments and for improving recognition of researchers and research teams also in the general society.