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What is a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)?

A continuous glucose monitor is a way to continuously see what your blood sugars are without pricking your finger. Long used in type 1 diabetes, more and more data are showing CGM can help people with type 2 diabetes as well.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

CGMs – Watch the movie, not the photograph 

A thin sensor is placed under the skin that measures blood sugar using interstitial fluid (the fluid around your cells). The blood sugar levels then go to a receiver or smartphone to provide an updated blood sugar value every few minutes. In a 24-hour period, the monitor will produce hundreds of data points.  With a CGM, every five minutes you’ll be able to see:

  • Your current blood sugar value
  • Whether it’s going up, down or holding steady
  • How quickly your blood sugar is changing

A CGM provides continuous blood sugar data, unlike a fingerstick that gives a blood sugar only at a single moment in time – like the difference between a movie and a photograph. This data helps a person understand their blood sugar trends, including how often their blood sugar is within the range that is best for them.

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Fighting Against Type 2 Diabetes 

How is a CGM helpful?

Many people with type 2 diabetes find having a continuous glucose monitor life-changing. The real-time information helps people understand their body and what works for them.

  • Which foods lead to big glucose spikes and which ones don’t
  • Which routines help keep their blood glucose steady
  • When their blood sugar is trending very high or very so they can take action before it becomes a health issue

Having a CGM puts you in greater control, arming you with information to live the life you want.

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Can Ryse Health use a CGM to help you?

At Ryse Health, we help all of our patients find a CGM at the lowest cost to them. You can share your CGM data with our team so we can work with you to figure out what’s working and what’s not working, updating your care plan with you needing to come back to our office. If you’re interested in learning how Ryse Health can help you, give us a call or request an initial appointment.