Is continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) effective to monitor diabetes?
Hello, my father is 56 years old. He has been suffering from diabetes for last ten years. Now he needs to be shifted on insulin. Oral hypoglycemic drugs can not normalize his blood sugar level. Doctor has suggested for continuous glucose monitoring devices. Is continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) effective to monitor diabetes? Please explain.
@sucheta People with diabetes need to keep their blood glucose levels in a healthy range, using a device called a glucose meter or glucometer to measure it. However, sometimes they may need continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to get a bigger and better picture of their glucose levels. An FDA-approved device known as a continuous glucose monitor helps to monitor glucose levels at all times. The device enables individuals to review trends in real-time, and observe glucose changes over a few hours or even days. The device also triggers alerts when glucose levels go too high or too low.