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Continuous Glucose Monitoring

What is a continuous glucose monitor? Fewer than half of Americans with diabetes achieve goals for blood glucose management as set by the American Diabetes Association. Failure to reach these goals increases risk of complications including cardiovascular disease, amputation, impaired vision, kidney disease, and premature death. People with diabetes typically monitor their blood glucose by…

Reduce Your Blood Sugar Variability

Wide swings in blood sugar predict poor diabetes management Keeping your average blood sugar in a healthy range isn’t enough Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) uses a small device painlessly affixed on an upper arm. The unit measures glucose levels in the fluid between muscle cells every 5-15 minutes and periodically transmits that information to a…