Vol. 1 No. 6 (2021)
Health Technology Review Recommendation

Hybrid Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems for People With Type 1 Diabetes

Published June 23, 2021

Key Messages

  • The CADTH Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP) suggests that hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery (HCL) systems hold promise for the care of people with type 1 diabetes. HTERP considers that, at present, there are insufficient long-term data on clinically relevant and patient-important outcomes to recommend how extensive the role of HCL systems should be in care.
  • HTERP recommends the collection of robust and comparative data for consideration of future reassessments that compare HCL systems to existing insulin delivery and glucose monitoring methods in terms of glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1C); time-in-range; time above and below range; glycemic variability; quality of life; patient, parent or caregiver, and health care provider satisfaction; diabetes-related complications; discontinuation rates; and health system impact. Robust data are collected in well-designed comparative studies that are, among other considerations, of sufficient duration to ensure a clinically meaningful outcome assessment.