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How often should I check my continuous glucose monitor?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
I check my CGM first thing in the morning. Then I take a fingerstick to calibrate the CGM. It is kind of a fun game to start the day with, seeing how close the two are to each other.

I try to check my CGM before eating, and I look at it again at bedtime.
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