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What do you need to know about continuous glucose monitoring?

Andrea Cedeno, MD

Drs. Andrea Cedeno and Kim A. Carmichael published an article in the February 2021 issue of Endocrinology Consultant. In the Q & A Diabetes column, they share valuable information on continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).

Kim Carmichael, MD, FACP

The article answers what a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is; what types of CGM devices are available; how well do CGMs control glucose for Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes; are there any adverse effects; how reliable are CGMs; do CGMs decrease hypoglycemia; and which devices are suitable for children. The article includes a table comparing the features of different devices, the definitions of continuous glucose monitoring abbreviations, and whether the devices are approved for children.

What Do You Need to Know About Continuous Glucose Monitoring?