14 Days CGM Diabetes Sensor - Continuous Sugar Test At Home
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is wearable technology that makes it easier to track your blood sugar levels throughout the day and night. A CGM works through a tiny sensor inserted under your skin, usually on your arm.
The sensor measures your interstitial glucose level, which is the glucose found in the fluid between the cells. The sensor tests glucose every few minutes for 14 days. Real time data can then be downloaded by the user wherein they can monitor the trends and pattern that can be used to easily manage your diabetes.
Benefits of Using CGM:
Helps manage diabetes: By helping you detect your trends in blood glucose levels, CGMs can show spikes or dips in blood glucose at times when it is inconvenient to check sugar levels frequently or helping to clarify the effect of particular food or diet and exercise on blood sugar levels.
Helps in weight management: Glucose monitoring allows for users to intricately understand the foods that affect their body because, oftentimes, unintentionally the food we consume ,may be causing spikes in blood sugar and if these extra sugars go unused, they are stored as fat which can lead to weight gain.
How does a CGM work?
A CGM which is inserted under your skin, usually on your arm which your interstitial glucose level. This consists of a sensor and a reader. In order to hold the sensor in a particular place (upper arm), it is usually held with an adhesive pad for up to 14 days.
How to book and install the sensor?
Once you book the sensor, you can come to our office to get the sensor installed or schedule an at home installation of the sensor. The installation will be done by qualified practitioner.
On the 15th day, you can come and get the sensor removed.
Once the sensor is removed, the 14 days report will be mailed to you.
Why should you have a CGM?
Provide 14 days of continuous glucose readings. This sensor takes reading every 15 minutes, and in a day 96 readings. In total 1344 readings in high resolution glucose profile and trends.
The sensor can help patients to reduce hypoglycemia (low glucose) events, as they can notice a downward trend even before the sugar levels sharply drop and they start to feel symptoms.