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Minimizing CGM gaps

This article describes the way I’ve been managing my CGM so that I get continuous data, with only a few 5-minute updates missed for many months now. For most people using CGMs (such as the Medtronic and Dexcom systems) each time they start a new sensor there’s a big gap in their CGM coverage. Not …

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Cheaper CGM!

At the 2019 Australasian Diabetes Congress (last week) no announcements were made about Dexcom G6. It’s still waiting for approval from the TGA before AMSL will be able to start selling or even marketing it. The strongest story I heard was just “hopefully before the end of 2019”. But in the last few days some …

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CGM sensor locations

Where we place our CGM sensors is sometimes a fraught issue. Regulatory “labels” Dexcom and Medtronic initially registered their CGMs with the regulators (FDA, TGA, etc) saying they should be used on the abdomen. Abbott registered the Libre saying it should be used on the upper arm. Actually the Medtronic Guardian3 sensor lists the abdomen and …

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