There is now a way to easily check your blood glucose levels anytime. Using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can keep track of their glucose levels and have an easier time maintaining their health.
The CGM is revolutionary and streamlined, designed to forever change the lives of patients with diabetes and transmit glucose information to a monitor seamlessly – no more pricking your finger to check your blood sugar levels. Here’s how a CGM can benefit the daily life of those who have diabetes:
No Pricking Needed
A CGM uses tiny sensors implanted just under the skin to measure your blood glucose levels continuously. The sensors are connected to a transmitter, which then sends the information to a handheld device such as your phone.
Real-Time Information on Blood Glucose Levels
You can do your normal daily activities – such as working or talking with friends and family on the phone – and the CGM continues to monitor your blood glucose levels. It determines an updated blood glucose level every five minutes, for a total of 288 glucose readings in a day.
There is no disturbance to your activities, you can simply continue with what you’re doing. It’s quite a departure from the traditional way to check your blood glucose levels, where you had to excuse yourself and find a private area where you could prick your finger and measure your blood glucose.
Receive an Alert Before You Begin to Experience Symptoms
If your glucose levels are getting close to the threshold of being too low or too high, the CGM lets you know so that you can respond quickly. You become more proactive and are able to successfully avoid hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
Easier to Attain Near-Normal Glucose Levels
With information provided in real-time, it’s easier to make effective changes to your diet and lifestyle. You will receive near-instant feedback after you eat certain foods, so you can identify the foods that increase or decrease your blood glucose levels.
As someone who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are now able to make responsible decisions that positively impact your health and maintain proper A1C levels.
Does More than Just Monitoring
CGM technology provides dynamic information beyond just measuring your glucose levels. Some monitors allow you to input information such as meals, medication, and physical activity to get a more comprehensive picture of your glucose trends. The information is very useful, and your doctor can use the data to create an individualized and effective diabetes management program for you.
Diabetes Management in Denton and Frisco, Texas
If you have diabetes and would like a simpler way to check your blood glucose levels throughout the day, our medical specialists at DFW Anti-Aging & Wellness Centers are here to help. We routinely serve patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in addressing their hormonal, nutritional, and metabolic deficiencies, so they can achieve their A1C goals.
For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, call our friendly staff today at (469) 389-5251 or fill out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you stay in control of your diabetes while enjoying a normal lifestyle!