CGM

Eversense implanted CGM

You may have heard of the Senseonics Eversense implanted CGM. Having seen and experienced CGMs such as the Libre and those from Dexcom and Medtronic, you might be excited by the promise of not having something stuck to you and having to constantly replace it (e.g. weekly/fortnightly). It’s been 3 years since I wrote about …

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Anubis – the G6 reborn!

In exciting news, Project Anubis has been announced. It is a modification to the Dexcom G6 “Firefly” CGM transmitter that gives a bunch of things that I personally see as advantages over new units. User-replaceable battery (larger capacity than original). Unlike with re-batteried G5 transmitters, no fancy epoxy sealing is required. A tiny packet of …

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Libre 2

Back in 2018 I wrote an article about the new Libre 2. Finally (as of yesterday) Abbott has got the Libre 2 approved with the TGA for use in Australia. All we know about the rollout and availability of the product is a statement by Abbott that it will be made available “over the coming …

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Streaking

Time In Range (TIR) is one of the popular (and useful!) metrics we get from our CGM data. What percentage of time have been spending “between the flags” of our defined range. Most CGM reporting software will display this today. For example Dexcom’s Clarity app displays it as a graph, with the traditional “green” as …

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New interferent for Dexcom CGMs

Dexcom has just announced for Australia another medication which can interfere with their CGMs. Hydroxyurea is a cytotoxic medication used mainly in chemotherapy, so hopefully this won’t affect many people. But it has been shown to artificially raise the readings returned by the Dexcom CGMs (without actually raising the blood glucose). Thus caution should be …

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