December 08, 2012
Melody Bussen

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor Available

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is now offering the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor (CGMS) in the Endocrinology outpatient clinic.

This is a device which is inserted subcutaneously in the clinic and senses interstitial blood glucose readings continuously for 3-5 days. After removal, it is downloaded using computer based software and reports are used to adjust treatment.

Indications for using this device include type 1 or type 2 diabetes with high A1c, significant glycemic variability and inadequate self-monitoring, hypoglycemia, hypoglycemia unawareness, gastroparesis and in type 1 diabetes planning pregnancy or already pregnant.

Please place a referral to Endocrinology for CGMS placement and interpretation to avail this service at (314) 977-6157.

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