Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
CGM uses a special glucose sensor connected to a tiny catheter worn discreetly under the skin that wirelessly sends sugar values to a receiver every five minutes for up to seven days. The sensor data shows sugar trends and patterns and gives the provider a detailed analysis of sugar values over a period of time. If this type of technology interests you, talk with your diabetes care team to learn if your insurance will cover it.
Insulin pumps are small computerized devices that deliver insulin doses through a flexible plastic tube called a catheter. With the aid of a small needle, the catheter is inserted through the skin and is taped in place. Doses can be delivered in a steady, continuous dose or as a surge dose around mealtime. Insulin Pump therapy provides convenience and flexibility for many patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.