Ok so south africa’s latest CGM is here and available. We have a few on the market and this is the newest addition.
It currently “talks” to iPhone and from next year will also “speak” to android phones.
The great great benefit of this device is that the sensors are relatively “cheap” and the device is simply a sensor contraption that attaches to the body and then “speaks” to the iPhone. From that iPhone to the cloud where a healthcare provider, mom or dad or care-giver can access the “data” – a blood test every 5minutes that is 288 tests per 24 hours !!
The data is reliable with an MARD of 9 and thus insulin can be titrated using the readings.
The cost of the kit is 13k (R13828.20) and the sensors are R1695 for 5 – they last a week each, that’s 399 per sensor.
The benefit of “knowing” your sugar is fairly obvious but is in actual fact revolutionary and life changing for an individual diabetic.
You simply can not compare 6 tests a day to 288. The maths of that in itself is a mindblow.
NOW is a great! time to order one at the end of the year before a brand new year on med aid benefits.
email me if you have questions : firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowing your number is honestly the single most effective way of getting control.