Introduction: Glycemic control can be achieved by checking blood sugars 4 times a day, along with an A1C blood test. But sometimes the blood sugars and A1C do not correlate. My 3 months of data along with numerous studies demonstrate that CGM data help with medication and lifestyle changes that lead to improved gylycemic control.Methods: A total of 14 patients wore the Ipro CGM for 2-7 days during 3 months of 2010. They were to check their blood sugar 4 times a day with a glucose monitor while wearing the CGM. Results: Of those studied, 100% had an excursion of greater than 200 that was not noted with a blood glucose fingerstick. And 71% had an excursion of greater than 300 that was not noted with a fingerstick. Also, 57% had an undetected blood sugar below 70.Conclusion: The Ipro CGM is a vital tool in achieving glycemic control.
Mary A. Thompson
RN, Certified Diabetic Educator, Jefferson Regional Medical Center