What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring?
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is an FDA-approved device that provides real-time glucose readings, throughout the day and night, allowing people with diabetes to see their glucose levels and track how quickly they’re increasing or decreasing. CGM has been an established technology since 2006 and performance advances throughout the years have made today’s systems increasingly accurate. A typical CGM provides up to as many as 288 glucose readings per day (once every 5 minutes). CGM does not completely eliminate the need for blood glucose meter readings but provides additional information for more informed treatment decisions and improved glucose control. CGM can be used by people with Type 1 or Type 2 who are concerned with their diabetes management.