By sc1boy Latest Reply 2011-04-01 23:17:17 -0500
Started 2011-04-01 22:34:12 -0500

Can anyone tell me what a CGM is? I have never heard of it and would like to know I am curious.

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MOMMY_OF_AN_ANGEL 2011-04-01 23:17:17 -0500 Report

Continous Glucose Monitor - A CGM system is a device that you wear to measure glucose levels in real-time, day and night — even during sleep it's watching out for you. This is like seeing up to 288 fingersticks daily, but unlike fingersticks, you see so much more than just a number. You see continuous glucose information, the direction your glucose is headed, and the speed it's moving.
CGM systems generally include a glucose sensor that uses adhesive to stick to your body and read glucose levels. It's worn for a few days (the SEVEN can be worn for up to a week) until replacement. The sensor is attached to the transmitter, which sends the glucose info to the receiver. And the receiver continuously displays this glucose information.