I read this in diaTribe this morning so wanted to share. A clinical trial, that will be done remotely, is recruiting 300 people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and supplying them with continuous glucose monitors (CGM) for free.
The trial will last six months. Its aim is to see whether using a CGM, with personal support, helps people stay in target range more of the time.
I can, and do when asked, say a CGM is life-changing; its the most critical offering in devices since syringes.
Think about it, a glucometer tells you your blood sugar when you check; for most people a few times a day or week. A CGM tells you your blood sugar every 5 minutes, 24/7, and whether it’s stable, going up or down and how quickly. Being able to take action based on this data, already has shown to help many people with diabetes have better management.
The trial is taking place in several states and you must be 18 or older. For other conditions and more information I direct you to the article, “Can A Virtual Diabetes Clinic Improve Time in Range?”