When the options are no options at all:
Because I'm pregnant, I can only take Tylenol for pain. Because I'm diabetic and use a CGM, I can't take Tylenol (shows false highs). ♀️
— Lauren Helvey (@LaurenHelv) February 3, 2017
I knew what CGM was, but I’d never seen it in action. Here’s the pitch:
A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) determines glucose levels on a continuous basis (every few minutes). A typical system consists of:
- a disposable glucose sensor placed just under the skin, which is worn for a few days until replacement
- a link from the sensor to a non-implanted transmitter which communicates to a radio receiver
- an electronic receiver worn like a pager (or insulin pump) that displays glucose levels with nearly continuous updates, as well as monitors rising and falling trends.
Some days you can’t win for losing.