If you’re the parent of a T-1 kiddo, the CGM will add at least 10 years to your life in improved sleep and reduced stress, and Lord only knows how many decades to their lives. And this is not negotiable with your child. Don’t ask.
If you’re an insulin-using type-2 diabetic (T-2), you’ll be safer and better controlled with CGM. Tell your doctor to write a letter to your insurance company outlining how you’ll die slowly and expensively if they don’t cover one.
If you’re a T-2 on oral agents of the sulfonylurea class, which tends to cause hypoglycemia, you should have a CGM.
If you’re a pregnant diabetic woman, you should wear a CGM full term even if you need to take out a bank loan to make it happen.
If you’re a non-insulin using, nonsulfonylurea taking T-2, do you need to have, or should you have a CGM? To be honest, you probably don’t need one, at least not all the time.
Find out more about this book:Beyond Fingersticks: The art of control with continuous glucose monitoring