Glucose Monitoring and CGMS
Have you ever wondered why your blood glucose patterns are too high, too low and often never right no matter what
Have you ever wondered why your blood glucose patterns are too high, too low and often never right no matter what doses?
A continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS ) takes home blood glucose monitoring to the next step. Modern continuous glucose monitoring systems consist of a small electrode inserted beneath the skin (like a pump catheter), which will sense the glucose level as an electrical signal and send the information to a transmitter stuck on the skin surface.. This transmitter can then relay the information about blood glucose levels in real time to a receiver, so that the patient can react to this information, or it can store the information for 3 days, for later download and analysis
Analysis of blood glucose patterns whether by CGMS or a series of fingersticks over a few days or weeks, will often shed light on troublesome blood glucose patterns . Sometimes people who think they need more insulin may actually do better with less doses at certain times.
CGMS studies are useful for both adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and children and adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. CGMS studies can help the patient and the doctor to fine tune insulin and oral medicaitions.
CGMS studies are also indicated for those in whom the HbA1c is low, because they are at risk of hypoglycemic events