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what is continuous
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology enables you to monitor your glucose levels 24 hours a day through a sensor that sends the readings to a MiniMed® insulin pump (or your iphone – click to go to Guardian Connect).
If used with the MiniMed® 640G you get the intelligence of SmartGuardTM to predict when you are approaching a low glucose level 30 minutes in advance and automatically stop insulin delivery. SmartGuardTM will automatically resume insulin delivery when your glucose levels recover1.
In essence, CGM provides a more complete picture of your blood glucose levels by giving you early warnings of lows and highs that HbA1C and fingerstick testing alone cannot always identify. In fact, use of CGM has been shown to lower HbA1c levels2 and reduce the time of hypos3.
HOW DOES CONTINUOUS
GLUCOSE MONITORING WORK?
The pump, when combined with the GuardianTM 2 Link transmitter and the enhanced EnliteTM glucose sensor, wirelessly transmits readings to your MiniMed® 640G. The readings are updated every five minutes and appear on the screen in colour. These regular updates can give you a clear understanding of how your glucose levels are tracking. The glucose sensor only needs to be changed every six days.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING?
Other items include:
EnliteTM serter, EnliteTM overtape, GuardianTM 2 Link charger, and watertight tester.
The EnliteTM Glucose Sensor provides exceptional comfort and performance, including:
The EnliteTM Glucose Sensor can easily be inserted into the body. It consists of:
Research shows that 85% of patients experienced no pain upon EnliteTM Sensor insertion4
WHAT IS GUARDIAN CONNECT?
If you are not on insulin pump therapy and would prefer to remain on MDI, you can still benefit from the advantages of CGM. Guardian Connect is a standalone CGM tool offering visibility and remote monitoring capabilities, by connecting to your iOS device.
HOW CAN CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING BENEFIT ME?
The advantages of CGM in addition to traditional finger sticks and HbA1c testing are well documented. Research has shown that:
The anecdotal and real-life stories from patients using CGM include:
Read how Brent made a life-changing decision or hear from our patients:
HOW MUCH DOES CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING COST?
If you're new to Insulin Pump Therapy, you can get started on CGM for $750 with the CGM Protector Kit offer.
If you've already tried CGM, you can choose from our range of Sensor + Transmitter subscriptions or Sensor only subscriptions (if you already own a transmitter). Sensors range from between $50 - $70 depending on the deal purchased.