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How can I tell what my blood glucose levels are doing between tests?

CGMS stands for continuous glucose monitoring systems. A lot of times, it’s important for doctors to know what their patients' glucose levels are doing between finger stick testing. It's helpful to know, for example, what someone's glucose level is while he or she is asleep. A CGMS placed under the skin will measure blood sugar every five minutes for three days.

With 72 hours of information, doctors can identify glucose patterns and manage them appropriately.

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