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What is the continuous glucose monitoring system for diabetes?

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It uses a tiny sensor under your skin to check your blood sugar levels every 5 minutes. It sends data to a monitor that you wear like a pager for a few days.

You'll still need to check your blood sugar throughout the day as usual. Continuous glucose monitoring gives your doctor more information about changes in your glucose levels that self-checking might not show.

SOURCES:

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

National Diabetes Foundation Program.

American Diabetes Association.

CDC.

Diabetes Care .

National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

National Diabetes Foundation Program.

American Diabetes Association.

CDC.

Diabetes Care .

National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 26, 2019

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