Best CGM Tech OF 2020 AND BEYOND

Best CGM 2020

Whether you’ve been living with manageable diabetes for a while or have just learned of your new health condition, maintaining healthy glucose levels can be a real task.

However, as technology advances, it becomes easier and easier to manage living with diabetes. The newer and more updated CGM technology advances, the more painless it also becomes.

In the year 2020, we not only have recently released, wearable technology that makes taking this year on with diabetes that much easier, but also are going to be giving you info on certain upcoming CGM technology that is still in the works, with promises of availability later on this year or early 2021.

In this article, we’re going to go through the various trends and tech options available for the diabetic in 2020:

The 14-Day Freestyle Libre Sensor

As you might have read from previous articles, the 14-Day Freestyle Libre Sensor is a great alternative option for the diabetic looking to keep control and track of their glucose.

Since the U.S. FDA has approved of the new continuous glucose monitoring system, it has truly taken the diabetic world by storm. With the 14-day ongoing ability to monitor your glucose levels timely and accurately, this wearable sensor is a convenient but effective way to keep track of those numbers that mean the most.

Without the use of painful finger sticks or the bulk of an average glucose monitor, this life-changing technology can help you keep blood sugar levels low, without all the fuss.

On the market since 2014, the 14-Day Libre Sensor is a fully-disposable CGM system, which has a small, insertable sensor and a quarter-size patch (which attaches to the arm), can present the user with glucose level data every quarter-hour.

The user can use either a special reader or a smartphone app to be able to scan the patch with NFC technology. This sensor helps give patients a painless alternative to glucose reading—among other benefits.

The Benefits of the 14-day Freestyle Libre Sensor

If you already use a glucose monitor or don’t feel 100 percent ready to make the switch, we want to take the time to inform you about the benefits of switching to the newest form of diabetes management.

Not only does it obviously save the patient from having to stick their fingers multiple times a day, but it also can give you accurate readings in a timely manner.

Some other benefits of the 14-day freestyle Libre Sensor also include:

  1. Accurate readings in real-time of your glucose levels so you can stay on track of your health.
  2. Your latest feedback—with up to 8 hours of recorded trend levels so you can manage and look into patterns regarding exercise and diet.
  3. An easy-to-read trend arrow which helps show you the direction of your glucose in the near future.

With all this data, patients are finding it hard to actually find something wrong with these new systems.

Since it received its FDA approval, the 14-day Freestyle Libre Sensor has actually been measured as the longest lasting, personal glucose system available to date. (However, read on for more advancements coming soon)!

A major benefit of the new technology attached to the 14-day Freestyle Libre Sensor? Patients with diabetes not only have access to new and up-to-date data, but they’ll also be encouraged to keep their condition manageable and empower them with real numbers that can help with control of diet and exercise.

The original 14-day Freestyle Libre Sensor is currently available with a prescription.

The 14-day Freestyle Libre Sensor Gets a Facelift

Which brings us to the year 2020’s newest diabetes monitoring technology: the Freestyle Libre 2.


From the original edition to its new update, the Freestyle Libre 2 comes with Bluetooth adaptability, which can be extremely convenient for patients looking to connect it with their ever-present smartphone for instant alerts in real-time.

You’ll also come to see other updates to the new edition, with night-time alarms while you sleep—which helps keep you at ease, even when you’re feeling the most vulnerable.

With the second generation, which actually costs the same as the first generation—way to go!—you get everything you already had with the 14-Day Freestyle Libre Sensor PLUS Bluetooth compatibility.

Why does that make a difference? Being able to receive alerts right to your mobile phone can help keep you updated on your glucose levels—even during periods where you’re not physically checking.

Especially during times where you’re asleep, your glucose levels may reach dangerously low levels without even your awareness.

The alerts of the Freestyle Libre 2, however, can help you wake up and do something about it to take control of your health. It even has a backup alert system that lets you know when the sensor has lost connection to your device.

What’s the main difference between the Freestyle Libre and the CGM? Generally speaking, the Freestyle Libre system gives you all the same benefits of CGM but is actually quite smaller in size, which can be seen as a positive to most patients who don’t favor the bulkiness of the system (which most likely is everyone)!

The Libre system is also seen as less intrusive and less expensive than other CGMs on the market—even though it does just as much as the average-sized CGM.


Some Other CGM Tech for 2020:

Looking for other alternatives to new technology surrounding diabetes management and control?

In this section of our guide, we’re going to go through some of the other tech options available to help you stay on track and in control of your diabetes.

Take a look at our pens:

If you’re looking to take control of the dosing of your diabetes, look into a NovoPen Echo Plus, which is a reusable insulin pen.

Getting the dose right when taking your insulin can longer be a problem. Since the former edition needed a facelift too, only being able to record the most recent dose, this new edition can actually keep a record of the last three months of injections—which means keeping track of 800 doses! This full-on record for you means less work and no separate logging of your dosage.

Even though the tiny pen doesn’t seem like it can help much with maintenance, the pen is mightier than you may think (and can display quite a bit of info on its screen—like information fro your last dose).

You’ll be able to track your patterns and doses without much stress.

A pill to solve your problems:

From the same company, you’ll soon be able to get a “one-of-a-“ and “first-of-its-“ kind pill to help monitor and lower A1C levels.

After having the injectable receptor approved, medicine has taken it up another notch, with its diabetic managing and beneficial weight loss pill.

A new pancreas?:

Known by another name of the artificial pancreas, this closed-loop system can help patients with diabetes help deliver insulin to their bodies in a whole new way.

This artificial pancreas will connect the CGM to an insulin pump—which will all be controlled by an iPhone app.

Although it’s not yet FDA-approved, it has been released to the general market, with multiple cases already being used.

However, one of the downsides to this system is that the user should be a bit more tech-savvy to use the system effectively. You also might be taking a risk with some outdated insulin pumps associated with the new pancreas.

This year, Tidepool, a nonprofit, will dedicate a study to users who already have the new pancreas, called Loop to see if it can speed track the system on its way to being FDA-approved.  


On the other hand…there is actually, an artificial pancreas on the market—

From the company Beta Bionics, studies and finances have been invested toward iLet, which is the first-ever, “bionic” pancreas. Although nowhere near being ready, this newer system will be a fully, hands-off blood glucose management system, which pairs with a pump and CGMs.

Get pumped on medicine?:

You might have heard about the tandem insulin pump—or might actually be a user of this kind of diabetic management already.

However, everything you know is about to change.

To help upgrade their tech, the company wants to focus its software algorithm on delivering automatic insulin. Their main goal of this new upgrade would be to create a system that can correct elevated blood glucose levels automatically.

This can help reduce the attentiveness you need to devote to your diabetes management—and will one hundred percent eliminate the need for fingersticks.


A patch pump to the rescue:

For an easier and more discreet way to be able to deliver insulin during mealtime, the PAQ Meal PATCH PUMP is going to be available later this year.

With simple “installation” and worn on your abdomen, you can put it on and leave the system there for up to three days.

The best part? This system is completely waterproof—with the ability to be worn in the pool or even bath.

The system also has the space to hold up to 200 units of rapid-acting insulin, which can help deliver 2 units of insulin at a time—without even having to lift your shirt up!

You also might seem some developments in a three-day patch that will be compatible to use not only during meals but also with basal insulin delivery—however, this won’t be on the market until next year.


Laser away your worry and glucose levels?

Although this may sound like a futuristic scene from a movie, this actually may be a reality sooner rather than later.

If you, like many others out there, are wishing for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring, you should help push or even invest with researchers up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

With their pending scientific research, you may soon a diabetic tech system that can use a laser to scan the skin of a patient—using the wavelength to indicate the glucose level.


This might be the new fingerstick!

Can’t Wait Until All the New Tech Comes Out?

We here at want to make your life as manageable as possible, even when you’re managing continuous monitoring of your diabetes.

Throw those fingersticks aside!

CGM and Your Insurance

If your health care provider suggests a Continuous Glucose Management system to help you manage your diabetes, your EG Medicare or Private Health Insurance can be enough to help you obtain the CGM Monitor and Supplies from

After a quick (and painless) evaluation, you can qualify for your new CGM today if you have been:

  • Testing your glucose levels four or more times per day
  • Injecting insulin three or more times per day
  • Having to adjust your insulin frequently
  • Visiting your doctor at least once every six months

Fill in the quick form here to see if you qualify!

You will be in the market for real-time CGM if you have been recommended by your doctor to try CGM while on intensive insulin therapy (tight blood sugar control), hypoglycemia unawareness or are often struggling with maintaining your levels of high and low blood pressure.

The CGM is approved for both children and adults with a doctor’s prescription. Depending on the model you choose, your child—regardless of young age—can qualify to use it as young as two years old.

So, if you’re living with diabetes, on intensive insulin therapy or struggling to manage your glucose levels, you could benefit from this new technology.

Call 1-888-308-0094 today to see if you qualify for a new CGM monitor and supplies at little to no cost to you!

Who Are We?

TryCGM is a long-time company that specializes in mail-order diabetic testing supplies.

We here at TryCGM are migrating rapidly towards shifting our new and old patients to our CGM model.

We specialize in treatments for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.


If you are not insured, or have a high deductible health insurance plan, you can still purchase the Freestyle Libre Reader and Sensors at extremely competitive prices. Prices starting as low as $99 per month

*Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings when you suspect readings may be in accurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.

Reference 1: Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care. 2, FreeStyle Libre 14 day User’s Manual

Indications and Important Safety Information

FreeStyle Libre and FreeStyle Libre 14 day Flash Glucose Monitoring systems are continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices indicated for replacing blood glucose testing and detecting trends and tracking patterns aiding in the detection of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, facilitating both acute and long-term therapy adjustments in persons (age 18 and older) with diabetes. The systems are intended for single patient use and require a prescription.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Remove the sensor before MRI, CT scan, X-ray, or diathermy treatment.

WARNINGS/LIMITATIONS: Do not ignore symptoms that may be due to low or high blood glucose, hypoglycemic unawareness, or dehydration. Check sensor glucose readings with a blood glucose meter when Check Blood Glucose symbol appears, when symptoms do not match system readings, or when readings are suspected to be inaccurate. The system does not have alarms unless the sensor is scanned, and the system contains small parts that may be dangerous if swallowed. The system is not approved for pregnant women, persons on dialysis, or critically-ill population. Sensor placement is not approved for sites other than the back of the arm and standard precautions for transmission of blood borne pathogens should be taken. The built-in blood glucose meter is not for use on dehydrated, hypotensive, in shock, hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar state, with or without ketosis, neonates, critically-ill patients, or for diagnosis or screening of diabetes. When using FreeStyle LibreLink app, access to a blood glucose monitoring system is required as the app does not provide one. Review all product information before use or contact Abbott Toll Free (855-632-8658) or visit for detailed indications for use and safety information.html. . FreeStyle, Libre, and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2018 Abbott. ADC-09691 vLO 10/18

*The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre 14 day reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings, when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.

The FreeStyle Libre 2 app and the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol and when your glucose alarms and readings from the system do not match symptoms or expectations

‡‡‡Based on the sensor being replaced once every 14 days, and scanned at least once every 8 hours.

§§§Glucose readings are not available during 1-hour warm-up, when sensor is too hot or too cold, when you see an error or "LO" or "HI" message, or no current glucose reading