Take Control of your Blood Sugar with Continuous Glucose Monitoring!
Monitoring Your Glucose Readings Just Got Easier!
While today’s glucose meters make things much easier, it can still be a pain to constantly check your blood sugar. What if you had a way to continuously monitor your blood glucose without using your meter and test strips all the time? A fingerstick only gives you a single snapshot of your blood sugar at that moment, while a CGM can complete the picture by capturing your blood sugar and showing whether it is increasing, decreasing, or remaining steady. The ability to identify trends is a critical piece of the puzzle that can help you make informed decisions to prevent lows episodes, extreme highs, and erratic blood sugars. This additional information will also help you better understand how insulin, food, exercise, and other variables affect your glucose values.
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How Does a CGM Work?
The Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) is made of a sensor and a receiver. The flexible sensor is inserted into your skin every couple of weeks, and once it’s in, the receiver allows you see your glucose levels on an easy-to-read graph. Some CGMs connect to compatible devices, such as smartphones, so you can access and share real-time information. CGM’s are known to reduce A1C levels, provide better glycemic control, and provide physicians with more data to make better informed treatment decisions.
Benefits of a CGM
Continuous glucose monitoring gives you a complete picture of your glucose. People who use a CGM as part of their diabetes management find that it helps:
- Reduce their A1C resulting in less severe hypoglycemia and less variability in blood glucose
- Read glucose levels regularly allowing the wearer to keep an eye on glucose highs, lows, and trends
- Alert the wearer to highs and lows quickly in order to make changes
- Track data better, making life easier for wearers, doctors, parents, etc.
- Provide better insight into how lifestyle affects diabetes