How Does A Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor Work?

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring

With Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), you get a more complete picture of your glucose levels, which can lead to better treatment decisions and better glucose control. Without diabetes, your body tracks glucose levels all day and night to ensure the right amount of insulin is released at the right time. To successfully manage diabetes, a monitoring system is needed to consistently check your glucose levels. The most common glucose monitoring solutions are blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Sensor overtape not shown in depiction How Does CGM Work? CGM is a way to measure glucose levels in real-time throughout the day and night. A tiny electrode called a glucose sensor is inserted under the skin to measure glucose levels in tissue fluid. It is connected to a transmitter that sends the information via wireless radio frequency to a monitoring and display device. The device can detect and notify you if your glucose is reaching a high or low limit. The latest Medtronic CGM systems can actually alert you before you reach your glucose limits. CGM systems usually consist of a glucose sensor, a transmitter, and a small external monitor to view your gluco Continue reading >>

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  1. AThousandMaybes

    Does emotion affect blood glucose levels?

    I was just wondering wether being very upset can affect levels. For the past few days ive been feeling pretty down but ive been eating right and having the right doses of insulin, i never eat anything im not suposed to, mainly because im terrified of going back to hospital in the state i was when i was diagnosed. Anyways, the other night i reached a high of 14.2 mmols and i was utterly dumbfounded as to how i got so high. I felt this immense guilt even though i did nothing wrong food or insulin wise and it brought me to tears. Being a newly diagnosed 14 year old girl i was wondering if it was hormones messing with my levels or simply emotions playing tricks on me.

  2. RainLover

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  3. Stump86

    Both hormones and how you are feeling (stress) can play a pretty big role in your numbers. So yes, they can affect them.

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