Types of Continuous Glucose Monitors
Dexcom: Dexcom requires the use of a transmitter that takes information from the sensor (worn on the skin for 7 days) and sends it to either a Dexcom handheld receiver or compatible Smartphone. Data can be shared with family and doctors using the Dexcom app. The new and improved Dexcom G6 sensors can be used for up to 10 days which adds to the confidence of this option.
Minimed Guardian Connect: While wearing a small and discreet sensor and transmitter, the Guardian Connect CGM system is able to predict highs and lows in blood glucose up to 60 minutes prior and offers alerts through an app on your smartphone. Glucose testing results are displayed in an easy to understand chart making it easy to use and take action as needed throughout the day.
Freestyle Libre: With the combination of a sensor and a handheld reader, the user can simply scan their real-time glucose test results without having to perform finger stick tests. Each sensor can be worn for 10 days and captures data every minute for an effective way to manage levels without pain or hassle.
How to get a CGM
Talk to your health care team to see if you can get better control of your blood glucose levels using a continuous glucose monitoring system. Consider using a CGM to develop an improved diabetes self-management plan for optimal well-being with our selection. We carry the most trusted names on the market when shopping for continuous glucose monitoring solutions for added peace of mind when deciding if a CGM is right for you.
If you want to see if you qualify for a CGM meter through your insurance, let ADW Diabetes take care of the paperwork. Just fill out our Insurance Form or call us anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00AM-500PM EST at 877-241-9002 to see if you qualify.