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).
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.