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Continuous glucose monitoring

Constantly adjusting insulin based on blood sugar levels can be challenging but a CGM unit takes the guesswork out of it and gives you the time and freedom to be yourself again

CGM

Continuous glucose monitoring

Constantly adjusting insulin based on blood sugar levels can be challenging but a CGM unit takes the guesswork out of it and gives you the time and freedom to be yourself again

Continuous glucose monitoring


Continuous Glucose Monitors

When you’re diabetic, you know how important it is to stay on top of your levels. Management is essential.

You value your time, and want to be spending it wisely, but do you find yourself:

Constantly checking your blood sugar levels?

Putting off activities because you’re worried your levels will dip or surge?

Injecting insulin or using your insulin pump several times (or more) a day?

Avoiding social events because you have to monitor your status frequently?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, you may benefit from a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) unit.

The importance of monitoring your glucose levels

Checking Glucose

If you’ve been diagnosed with Type I diabetes, you know it’s because the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin, a hormone that provides glucose in the form of energy to your body’s cells.

Type II diabetes packs a one-two punch; firstly, the pancreas is unable to produce adequate amounts of insulin. Secondly, the insulin it does produce no longer functions properly because your body’s cells have become unaffected by it. The condition is called insulin resistance.

For those diagnosed with diabetes that can’t be controlled by changes in eating habits, weight loss, or exercise, lifelong medication is often necessary. For some, oral medication is adequate, but for others, insulin injections are required daily, and for some, multiple times a day.

That means checking your glucose levels multiple times a day.

Why is it so important to monitor your glucose levels?

Self TestingSelf-testing and maintenance in monitoring daily glucose levels is a vital part of diabetes management. For some, this need requires serious lifestyle changes. Surging or high glucose levels result in hyperglycemia, or excess glucose in the bloodstream.

Low glucose levels trigger hypoglycemia, or decreased glucose in the bloodstream.

Hyperglycemia can cause serious damage to primary organs and functions, while hypoglycemia leads to fatigue, shakiness, confusion, and if untreated, may lead to seizures or unconsciousness.

Avoiding complications to any body system caused by diabetes relies on minimizing the risk of hyperglycemia and controlling blood glucose levels.

Are you committed to consistent monitoring?

CGM

We know and understand how frustrating, time-consuming, and stressful it can be to put your life on hold every few hours to check your blood levels or to give yourself an insulin injection.

A continuous glucose monitoring unit takes glucose measurements at regularly scheduled intervals, day and night, 24 hours a day, and then translates those reading into data that gives you a better idea of where your glucose levels are heading as how it’s changing throughout the day.

A CGM unit notifies you immediately when glucose surges or dips – and is one of the best tools for proactive management of your glucose levels.

CGMWe know and understand how frustrating, time-consuming, and stressful it can be to put your life on hold every few hours to check your blood levels or to give yourself an insulin injection.

A continuous glucose monitoring unit takes glucose measurements at regularly scheduled intervals, day and night, 24 hours a day, and then translates those reading into data that gives you a better idea of where your glucose levels are heading as how it’s changing throughout the day.

A CGM unit notifies you immediately when glucose surges or dips – and is one of the best tools for proactive management of your glucose levels.

How can a CGM unit help you manage your diabetes?

Woman

Better diabetes management by minimizing guesswork

Food

See the influence foods, mealtimes, exercise, or even illness can have on your blood glucose levels

Senior Couple

Actively reduce your risk for hypoglycemic events

How does a CGM work?

Skin

A continuous glucose monitor tracks your glucose levels…
continuously.

A sensor about the size of a dime is placed on the skin of either arm or the abdomen. A very small sensor wire is inserted just beneath the surface of the skin via an automatic applicator.

An adhesive patch holds the CGM sensor in place. The sensor constantly measures glucose levels in cellular fluids found just beneath the skin.

Phones CGMA very small (reusable) transmitter sends real-time data readings to a wireless receiver so you can access your information any time you wish. Sensors can also transmit data through handheld receivers or can transmit and display directly to a smartphone app display.

Information such as historical data, trends, as well as current glucose levels are available at the press of a button.

Monitors transmit alerts when glucose levels get too high or low based on your settings. This way, you can make immediate adjustments. This is all done automatically, without constant finger pricks, nor the expense of needles and testing strips.

How can you benefit from a CGM?

One of the primary benefits of CGM is constant, real-time glucose monitoring and accessibility to readings, which can be set for every few minutes to every few hours on a 24-hour basis. Having such immediate and accurate data is beneficial in being proactive when it comes to diabetes management.

Sensors can be used for 7 to 10 days, depending on manufacturer. Some CGMs don’t require any finger sticks to calibrate the device, while others may require a couple. Prices vary depending on system.

Take charge of your diabetes

Rather than the other way around!