(Video features the Dexcom G5 Mobile. Later generation devices have since been released.) Continuous glucose monitoring, or CGM, can give you real-time information about where your glucose levels are and how they are trending to help you better manage your diabetes. In this video, hosted by certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian Alison Massey, learn how this technology works, who can benefit the most from a CGM device, and more.
When used skillfully, a CGM should enable you to lower your HbA1c level, cut down on hypoglycemia, reduce blood glucose variability, and spend more time within your target range. Here are the three keys to achieving these desired outcomes.
Let’s go through exactly what a CGM is, and how it works.
After three weeks using a CGM (continuous glucose monitor), I’m officially a convert. This technology manages to give a level of detail and understanding into how blood sugar is behaving that is light years beyond what we can achieve with finger sticks alone.