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Insulin Pump Updates

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems are FDA-approved devices that record glucose levels throughout the day and night. Medtronic Minimed's device is used to measure blood glucose for up to 3 days.

A tiny sensor is inserted under your skin. The sensor measures the level of glucose in the tissue and sends the information to a recorder. The system automatically records an average glucose value every five minutes for up to 72 hours.

After three days, the sensor is removed and the information stored in the monitor is downloaded into the computer at the Diabetes Education Center. You and the diabetes nurse educator review the glucose levels presented as graphs or charts along with your log of meals, blood glucose readings and exercise.

The data from Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems help with insulin adjustment when using a pump insulin, injections or medications and gives you feedback that you could never capture by checking your blood glucose with a meter.

Please call the Diabetes Education Center at (516) 663-2350 for more information.
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