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Managing diabetes with continuous glucose monitors

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Amzeal -- Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) are devices that allow people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to continuously monitor their blood glucose levels. The CGM takes a reading at set intervals using a small electrode attached to the skin with an adhesive. Using a CGM device can prove beneficial for diabetic patients. Having an audible alarm that can warn you if your blood sugar is getting too high or low is one of the most significant advantages of all real-time CGM devices. This allows time for adjustments to be made that will help negate the effects of a high or low blood glucose level over time.

Besides offering alerts, CGMs have many other advantages as well. In real-time, data is consistently pushed to a receiver and smartphone without the need for any additional actions. Aside from continuous data being processed, you can also use the device to share data with family members and friends. It acts as a safety net, especially when traveling. For example, if you don't wake up to a low glucose alarm during the night, someone else will be alerted and can get in touch with you. The biggest benefit of the CGMs is that they allow for prick-less readings. This means that someone who has to take multiple readings a day wouldn't have to prick their finger anymore and can have instant results with accurate data. While not all real-time CGMs offer this benefit, some allow you to make treatment decisions—how much insulin to dose, for instance—without the need for finger-stick confirmation. Plus, some are factory calibrated, eliminating the hassle and pain of calibrating with finger sticks.

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Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled. In addition, more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don't know they have it. Diabetes is often linked to various conditions that can follow as a result of not properly managing diabetes. Roughly 80,000 adults undergo amputation due to non-healing wounds caused by diabetes.  As many people as diabetes effect, CGMs can help them and their family members manage their condition better, improving their quality of life.

To obtain a continuous blood glucose monitor, you'll need to meet a few qualifications. If you're planning to apply and want to use insurance, you'll need to check your blood sugar levels once or more a day and also inject insulin three times or more a day (or use an insulin pump). Any questions about our CGM devices you can contact us toll-free at 1-844-Ask-WCRx or 850-222-1963 or visit: https://www.wcrxhealth.com/cgm .

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