To investigate the accuracy of FreeStyle LibreTM flash glucose monitoring (FGM) relevant to plasma glucose (PG) measurements during postprandial rest and different walking conditions in overweight/obese young adults.
Data of 40 overweight/obese participants from two randomized crossover studies were pooled into four trials: (1) sitting (SIT, n = 40); (2) walking continuously for 30 min initiated 20 min before individual postprandial glucose peak (PPGP) (20iP + CONT, n = 40); (3) walking continuously for 30 min initiated at PPGP (iP + CONT, n = 20); and (4) accumulated walking for 30 min initiated 20 min before PPGP (20iP + ACCU, n = 20). Paired FGM and PG were measured 4 h following breakfast.
The overall mean absolute relative difference (MARD) between PG and FGM readings was 16.4 ± 8.6% for SIT, 16.2 ± 4.7% for 20iP + CONT, 16.7 ± 12.2% for iP + CONT, and 19.1 ± 6.8% for 20iP + ACCU. The Bland–Altman analysis showed a bias of −1.03 mmol⋅L–1 in SIT, −0.89 mmol⋅L–1 in 20iP + CONT, −0.82 mmol⋅L–1 in iP + CONT, and −1.23 mmol⋅L–1 in 20iP + ACCU. The Clarke error grid analysis showed that 99.6–100% of the values in all trials fell within zones A and B.
Although FGM readings underestimated PG, the FGM accuracy was overall clinically acceptable during postprandial rest and walking in overweight/obese young adults.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Physiology (medical)
- continuous glucose monitoring
- postprandial glycemia
- sensor accuracy