If I could pick only one thing for all my type1s and type 2 s on insulin to have in their armamentarium of goodies it would be access to continous monitoring for sooo many reasons.
1.) they learn from it and figure out which foods spike them
2.) they learn what drops them and how quickly and how to rectify this, ie how long the rescue takes to kick in so to speak
3.) they are able to see that if they inject insulin correctly at the correct time that it actually controls the sugar
4.) they can see what a “missed” dose does to the sugar
and I could honestly go on to 100 things …
REcently prices have literally plumetted on these devices making them more and more accessible.
THe next question to ask is : ? accuracy.
It is imperative that the device have the lowest MARD possible.
All this means is that the reading you see on the device is actually a TRUE reading.
Sluce. Kapish. Simple
Accurate is everyting .
So pick up something in your armementarium today for YOUR control 🙂
Accuracy data from ADA 2019 hot off the press praising CGMs’s at large 🙂
The data backs up the average clinician’s gut feel that seeing is the answer.