Are Glucose Readings different between CGM and BGM?
Are Glucose Readings different between CGM and BGM? Both Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and Blood Glucose Meters (BGM) are systems used by diabetics to measure and monitor the glucose levels in their body. Even though both are sufficient and efficient when it comes to diabetes management and monitoring, there is a substantial difference between the […]
Your Guide to Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Living with diabetes means monitoring your everyday health. Keeping up with the status of your day-to-day may seem like a daunting task—but can be simplified through modern technology. Gone are the old days of pricking, sliding, and waiting. Say hello to the advanced modern tech of CGM. However, with all the new tech coming out, […]
Who Should Use a CGM? Read On to See If You Qualify
With the everyday increase in the use of technology, the ways of the world are changing—and generally, improving. As the convenience of this technology expands, you can see a very distinct impact on our everyday lives. So much so, that the use of tech for important and impacting roles can even change the way we […]
CHOOSING A CGM
How to Make a Decision on Which Continuous Glucose Monitor is Right For You The multitude of benefits which cgms offer to help manage diabetes more effectively, have led many people to switch from traditional blood glucose meters to continuous glucose monitor technology. Cowen Investment Banking’s vice president of healthcare equity research, Ryan Blicker, notes […]
Taking Control of Diabetes
When it comes to diabetes, an ounce of prevention truly is a pound of cure. Prevention begins with simple changes including leading an active lifestyle, adjusting your diet, and shedding a few pounds. It is never too late to start making these changes—even if you already have diabetes since it can prevent further damage to […]
How to Qualify for a CGM with Medicare
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is one of the best and most popular ways for those suffering with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels. However, for many in the US, accessing a CGM can be difficult, with many unsure about the qualifications required to receive the monitoring system. This brief article will inform patients and […]
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is CGM: A: Continuous Glucose Monitoring or as its now commonly referred to (CGM) is a revolutionary technology enabling people with Diabetes, or those just interested in their glucose readings, to take measurements at regular intervals. Tracking Glucose 24 hours per day allows for tighter glucose control in those with Diabetes. Q: What […]
CGM vs Blood Glucose Devices
CGM vs Blood Glucose Devices If you have diabetes or another disease that requires close monitoring of blood glucose levels, more than likely, you will require a blood glucose monitor to measure, qualify, and accurately display the amount of glucose (sugar) within your blood. The glucose level in your blood can be extremely fluid as […]
Reducing Diabetes Complications with Blood Sugar Monitoring
Reducing Diabetes Complications with Blood Sugar Monitoring Diabetes can easily lead to serious complications if it is not regularly monitored. Thankfully, increased awareness of the condition, as well as the availability of different diabetes monitoring systems, have enabled more diabetics to live happier, healthier lives with far fewer complications that can cause serious illnesses. One […]
Exploring the Libre
Exploring the Libre Even though most CGMs want to keep levels down, the Freestyle Libre is a system that takes measuring and monitoring blood sugar levels to a whole new level. It makes fingersticks a thing of the past. With the Libre, you don‘t need to prick your finger to measure glucose levels—it simply uses […]
*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 www.freestylelibre.us 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