What is Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)?

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Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are devices that provide continuous "real-time" readings and data about trends in glucose levels. This allows patients to understand their glucose level and whether it is rising or falling, and to intervene by eating food or taking insulin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 1 23 9
Diabetes type 2 10 3
Evaluation/monitoring 8 1
Non-diabetic hypoglycemia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 5
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Skin irritation under patch 2
Muscle soreness 1
Pain 1
Skin sensitive to touch 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 other weekly 1
1 other five times daily 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Duration

Currently using Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped using Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 11
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Jun 11, 2015 (Started May 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 27.3 Daily

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