What is a CGM and How Does it Work?

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“What is CGM and how does it work?” : Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System.  For more information on diabetes please contact your local family physician or endocrinologist.

“What is CGM and how does it work?” : Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System.  For more information on diabetes please contact your local family physician or endocrinologist.

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Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and how it works.

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Blunden, Registered Dietitian, Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

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Dr. Bruce Perkins

Dr. Bruce Perkins

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Amish Parikh

Dr. Amish Parikh

MD, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Samantha Sandler

Dr. Samantha Sandler

Endocrinologist
Toronto, ON

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What is a CGM and How Does it Work?

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1

Continuous glucose monitoring automatically tracks your blood glucose levels.

Explanation:

Continuous glucose monitoring automatically tracks your blood glucose levels day and night.

2

A CGM works through a sensor inserted under the skin, usually in the skin of the neck.

Explanation:

A CGM works through a sensor inserted under the skin, usually on the arm or belly.

3

A patient may need to check the CGM four times a day.

Explanation:

A patient may need to check the CGM twice a day by testing a drop of blood on a standard glucose meter. This glucose reading should be similar on the CGM and standard glucose meter.

4

A CGM measures your interstitial glucose level.

Explanation:

A CGM measures your interstitial glucose level. This is the glucose found in the fluid between the cells.

5

Most patients who use CGMs have type 1 diabetes.

Explanation:

Most patients who use CGMs have type 1 diabetes.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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