I discovered CGM’s today. In all my research since my dx, I had never known these existed.
For those like me who missed it somehow, a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) is a flexible, round sensor, and miniature wire that goes just under your skin to read glucose levels. The sensor attaches to your skin with an adhesive patch (looks like a huge nicotine patch). The wireless transmitter snaps into the sensor and is held on by another adhesive patch. Some transmitters hold 30 days of data which can be downloaded to your computer to show charts for levels and trends at up to as little as 5 minute intervals. Some even interact with a pump.
It’s often used by diabetic athletes, those who don’t get the low “feeling”, and children who need night monitoring. Some even have a low BG alarm.
This isn’t something of use to me now, but I would have shelled out the $ during my “discovery” phase, which I think would have brought me under control quicker.
Anyone here try one? Anyone thinking of it?
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