6 benefits of Continuous Glucose Monitoring(CGM)/Insulin Pump Therapy.

Find out more about Insulin Pump Therapy and the Guardian™ Sensor 3 at a hospital near you

What’s the most taxing part
about diabetes management?

Multiple daily injections or finger stick blood tests

Carbohydrate counting before meals

Managing fluctuations in blood glucose levels

Limitations on the types of physical activities/exercise

Living with Type 1 diabetes may involve occasional bouts of dizziness, lethargy, and irregular heart rate. On some days, you may cope well with sudden episodes of hypo or hyperglycemia. Even so, dealing with it all at once can be stressful and overwhelming.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

If you can predict your blood glucose spikes or drops BEFORE it happens, keeping diabetes and life in balance might be possible.

Here are the 6 main benefits of CGM/Insulin pump therapy:

Live your Life with a Peace of Mind

Type 1 diabetes does not define you, and neither shall it restrict your life in any way. Whether you are at work, play, or rest, you can use a CGM to keep track of your blood glucose levels. A glance at the app is all it takes for you to relax again.

Get Notified Before Anything Goes Wrong

CGM provides blood glucose level updates every 5 minutes-that’s 288 readings with just 2 calibrations a day! A CGM generates graphs and predictive trends that can make predictions up to 60 minutes ahead. You can therefore react and avoid hypo or hyperglycemic episodes even before it happens.

Monitor Your Glucose Levels Discreetly

CGM takes blood glucose levels automatically and transmits the data directly to your phone. Just check your app-anytime, anywhere, and others would be none the wiser. The sensor can be placed discreetly on the arm, tummy, or thigh area. This gives you options for various activities and fashion, or to hide from curious eyes.

Personalised Alerts

Your alerts can be customized to suit your needs. You can consider to:

● Adjust the volume of alerts to your liking(for instance, louder alerts during sleep)
● Change the frequency of alerts or add a snooze function.
● Turn off all alerts for a certain period(for instance, during an important meeting)

Caregiver Function with Remote Monitoring

You can share remote monitoring access with up to 5 care partners.

In the case of an emergency or any detected irregularities, caregivers will be notified by SMS.

With remote monitoring, you can have greater assurance that you or your loved ones are in good hands.

Pump compatibility with CGM sensors (selective brands only)

Some of the insulin pumps offer 24/7 insulin infusion with compatible CGM sensors. In this case, the pump and CGM work together as an artificial pancreas to minimize the pain and discomfort you have to go through with fewer daily injections and finger pricks. A smartphone app will display sensor graphs and trend arrows for you to visualize your blood glucose levels and insulin doses in real time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am not sure if I really need a CGM

CGM/ Insulin pumps could be used if you...*

  • Regularly experience unexpected dizziness, fatigue and increased heart rate (hypo and hyperglycemia) and want to reduce the chances of this occurring.
  • You’re someone who checks their blood sugar levels with finger pricks 4-8 times a day
  • Want real-time data on how different activities affect your blood sugar level

*Please check with your Health Care Professional to confirm if this treatment is suitable for you.

How is this system different from other CGM systems?

It is one of the only CGM systems with customizable predictive alerts that helps you out smart both highs and lows. Using smart technology to predict where your glucose levels are headed, the system can alert you from 10 to 60 minutes before a high or low.

Source: https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/healthcare-professionals/products/diabetes/continuous-glucose-monitoring-systems/guardian-sensor-3.html

Where can I insert the CGM sensor?

For those ages 14-75, the sensor can be worn on the back of the upper arm or your abdomen.

Source: https://www.medtronic.com/ca-en/diabetes/home/products/cgm-systems/guardian-sensor-3.html

Is it safe?

Aside from the initial insertion of the sensor and transmitter, there is no pain or discomfort with a sensor attached. The sensor reads and predicts the blood sugar levels through the interstitial fluid and does not inject directly into the bloodstream. It is FDA-approved for ages 14 - 75.

How long does a CGM sensor last?

The sensor can be worn and last for up to 7 days. The transmitter is for lifetime use and can be charged as you swap out your sensor.

Does this come with a warranty?

Yes, The CGM sensor kit comes with a 1 - year warranty.

Help you and your loved ones finally get a well-deserved peace of mind.

If you're not sure who to reach out to to get started with technology-assisted diabetes management, we've done the homework for you. 

Simply fill in the form below to join us for a free quarterly webinar organised by people with Type 1 Diabetes. 

The next webinar will take place on Saturday, 20 Nov 2021, 10.30- 11.30am. Join us to discuss about how to manage carb counting better.

From there, you can also get connected with our Diabetes Product Specialist and get

Lifestyle Tips on Diabetes Management

Connect with a Community of other T1D Patients and Caregivers

Access to an indicative list of hospitals that can advise you on diabetes management*

*Please note this list is indicative and not exhaustive. Please consult your physician for the best treatment applicable for you.

The best part? This is 100% free and non-obligatory. Even if you decide that technology-assisted management is not for you, you can still walk away with a better understanding of your options for better managing Diabetes.

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