What are all the contraindications of continuous glucose monitoring?
Hello, I would like to know the contraindications of using continuous glucose monitoring device. My friend is 65 years old. He has been advised to use it as it may help monitor the blood glucose level in real time. Please let me know about it.
@mainak Acetaminophen-containing products, like Tylenol, can inaccurately raise the glucose levels reported by a CGM. The level of inaccuracy depends on how much acetaminophen is active in your body. So, the more acetaminophen in your body – the more inaccurate your reading will be. If you’re ever concerned about acetaminophen interfering with your CGM readings, be sure to speak with your doctor. Other commonly prescribed medications that may affect your CGM include lisinopril, albuterol, and atenolol. Red wine has also been shown to interfere with CGM readings. If you ever feel as though a medication you are taking has interfered with your CGM reading make sure to perform a fingerstick when determining whether or not a treatment decision, such as administering insulin, is necessary.