Traditional forms of glucose monitoring provide some information for achieving glycemic goals, but can be insufficient for intensive management. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) provides immediate, ongoing feedback that the user can apply towards reaching desired goals.
The CGM system uses a tiny sensor inserted under the skin to check glucose levels in tissue fluid and display updated glucose information every few minutes. The system also produces trend graphs and alarms to warn the user of pending high or low glucose levels. CGM serves as a valuable learning tool, showing patients the immediate impact of lifestyle and medicinal decisions to improve glucose variability.
Do you think the additional information provided by CGM supports the self-management of diabetes?