CGM system is Continuous Glucose Monitoring system. It essentially tracks glucose levels 24/7, every few minutes, through a tiny sensor attached either on your abdomen or arm, using an automatic inserter. The sensor measures your interstitial glucose level, which is the glucose level found in the fluid between the cell.
What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)?
CGM stands for Continuous Glucose Monitoring. A CGM system essentially tracks glucose levels 24/7, every few minutes, through a tiny sensor placed either on your abdomen or arm, using an automatic inserter. The sensor measures your interstitial glucose level, which is the glucose level found in the fluid that surrounds the cells.
Is CGM for me?
CGM is especially beneficial for people who:
Have frequent low glucose levels
Want to reduce your HbA1C without increasing low events
Have high variability in your blood sugar levels
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If you can’t see the full picture, it can be difficult to make informed decisions. It's the same with your glucose levels.
What are the Benefits of CGM?
A CGM system gives you a better view of your glucose control
A blood glucose meter only provides a brief “snapshot” of your glucose level at a single moment in time. A CGM system gives you a greater view of your glucose trends. CGM can provide valuable information1 at crucial points during the day, including before and during exercise, prior to driving, before test/exam-taking, and in the middle of the night.
When using Continuous Glucose Monitoring therapy (CGM)*:
Whether you manage your diabetes with a pump, multiple daily injections, oral medications or through diet and exercise, Medtronic offers CGM products and insulin pump systems that give you, your loved ones and healthcare professionals the insights to track and manage your diabetes on your terms.
Through our WeCare Services, you have 24/7 access to our online education resources and product support specialists. We want to empower you with more confidence and comfort in the management of your diabetes therapy.