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How to Manage Diabetes with Ease

How to Manage Diabetes with Ease

Diabetes can be a demanding health condition. Multiple finger pricks every day to test blood sugar levels is a pain. Live a more care free life while tracking your glucose numbers with a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM).

What is a CGM?

A Continuous Glucose Monitor is a self-applied sensor that monitors blood glucose levels throughout the day.

Who can use it?

The majority of people who use a CGM have Type 1 diabetes, however, research is being conducted to see how a CGM could help people with Type 2 diabetes.

Adults and children who have a doctor’s prescription are approved to use a CGM.

What are the benefits?

  • Replaces majority of finger sticks (you will still need a finger stick as recommended by your doctor)
  • Fewer low blood glucose emergencies with earlier warnings prior to having symptoms.
  • A smart phone app can replace traditional meters and help you identify patterns and trends. Simply swipe your smart phone over the sensor to check your glucose levels. Also, a reader can be sent to the pharmacy so patients can be monitored even if they do not have a smart phone.
  • It records data for you and your health care team by collecting info throughout the day.

How can I get a CGM?

Get a referral to our Endocrinology clinic if you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. The Endocrinologist can determine if you are a candidate and apply the sensor in the clinic setting if approved by insurance.

A CGM can be a powerful tool for monitoring and managing blood glucose levels, helping people with diabetes prevent future health issues. The doctors at North Oaks Endocrinology can help determine if a CGM is right for you. Schedule an appointment at or call (985) 202-5651.