Toit vs loose and length of life, is CGMS a game changer?


Further to my little series on hypoglycemia. I have had more patients die from tight glucose control and way too many hypos than from running high. Now hear me immediately I am not advocating running high. BUT, I am seriously trying to get the point across of how damaging – death damaging hypoglycaemia is.

Patients besotted with low glucose readings end up hypo often and that is a problem as discussed yesterday – loss of brain cells. One little push too far and that results in death.

So the answer is truly enigmatic I agree and sugar control remains a very very hard and tiring thing to attain. One thing in the armentarium that is new is a reliable and accurate CGMS – continuous monitoring. In my humble opinion this is a game changer.

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