We perform Holter heart monitoring, for detection of sign irregular heart rate. This is important for patients who suffer from heart diseases.
Continuous glucose monitoring is a method of constantly checking a person's glucose level. Continuous glucose monitors subcutaneously measure interstitial glucose concentrations. Fingerstick tests only measure glucose levels at a point in time and can miss dangerous highs and lows. A1C tests only show average glucose levels for a 2 to 3 month period. Neither is intended to show daily high and low patterns and trends.1
Continuous glucose monitoring provides a continuous 24-hour display of glucose levels, which can significantly reduce A1C levels compared to fingersticks alone. 2-5
Who Can Benefit From Continuous Glucose Monitoring?
- People who experience dangerous lows and highs
- People who suffer from hypoglycemia unawareness
- People who desire better control
- People with elevated A1C levels
What Is a Continuous Glucose Monitor?
A continuous glucose monitor is an FDA-approved device that measures glucose levels continuously, 24 hours a day. The glucose monitor can help you understand how food, exercise, and medication impact your glucose levels, so you can better manage your diabetes. Many continuous glucose monitors also include alarms to indicate when your glucose levels are too high or too low.
The tiny glucose sensor is inserted under the skin. The transmitter transmits glucose readings to the monitor.
Depending on the type of monitor, a small glucose-sensing device (or sensor) is inserted just under the skin on your stomach. The sensor measures glucose levels every few seconds and sends the information via a wireless transmitter to a monitor that can be worn on your belt or in a pocket.
A continuous glucose monitor can help you become aware of your glucose levels and how they change based on food, exercise, and medication. Wearing a monitor could help you feel more confident about the way you are managing your diabetes.
Medtronic Diabetes’ Guardian® Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be used by type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients who desire better glucose control to improve their health and quality of their lives.