A non invasive, painless and non irritating glucose checking device (glucometer)
It’s a continuous glucose monitoring device measuring glucose levels all day and night.
Components of dexcom g6
Simple auto applicator: a small device that inserts a slim sensor under skin for measuring glucose levels.
Sensor and transmitter: main sensor device which detect and send glucose level data wirelessly to display device like Smartphone, smart watch or dexcom display device
A display device : a described earlier any gadget with displaying data
Dominance upon blood glucometer
1.no need of finger sticks
2.no needling for blood sampling
3 .no need of special device for reading glucose levels
Features of dexcom g6
Alarm and alerts:
One of the main dominance of this device is continuous monitoring . normally, when you have diabetes and your glucose level alleviated ,if you have dexcom g6 ,you will get notifications and alerts upon rising sugar levels. You can check your sugar level anywhere anytime.
You can share your glucose data to your doctors and your loved one’s (up to 10 persons)
Federal drug agency approved that no need of finger sticks for dexcom g6, that sensor directly applying upon your skin detects your sugar level.
Advising you to stay in control:
It also keeps your sugar level under control that it can detect an uprising sugar level and alert patient, so a patient using a dexcom g6 always aware of his sugar level.
What is glucose?
Glucose is a sugar molecule and necessary for all living things to survive and provide energy to almost all living organism.
What is A1C?
It is a form of hemoglobin (an essential component of blood and molecule) linked with sugar molecules (like glucose and other sugars i.e. fructose and glactose) also called glycated hemoglobin.
What is A1C test?
It is a test which identifies the total glycated hemoglobin in blood stream.
What is normal range of A1C test?
A normal level is below 5.7%, 5.7% to 6.4% shows pre-diabetes anbloodstreamd A1C test showing results more than 6.4% describes diabetes.
What is insulin?
Insulin is a molecule that regulates the amount of glucose in your blood. It is produced by the pancreatic cells of islets of langerhans, which are found in the pancreas.
What is sugar level and its importance?
Also called glycemia, actually, it is the total amount of sugar present in a human having weight of 70kg approximately.
Blood glucose is measured in mg/dl. The normal range for blood glucose for people without diabetes is 70 to 120 mg/dl.
Importance: more than normal amount of sugar can damage nerve roots which causes diabetic neuropathy, a lot of complications can occur after diabetes, some of these are
- Frequent urination
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Types of diabetes
what is type 1 diabetes?
If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin helps blood sugar enter your body's cells to be used as energy. Without insulin, blood sugar cannot enter the cells and accumulate in the blood. High blood sugar damages the body and causes many symptoms and complications of diabetes. This can be managed easily as you can use artificial insulin.
What is type 2 diabetes?
About 80 to 90% of patients have type 2 diabetes, an impairment in the way the body regulates and uses sugar.
What causes diabetes?
Genetic mutation caused by any environmental factor
Family history, inactive lifestyle, overweight, obesity, insulin resistance,Genetic changes
What is continuous glucose monitoring?
Blood glucose monitoring continuously using a device checking rise or fall of amount of sugar in the blood stream of the patient affected by diabetes type 1,type 2 or other types of diabetes.
How does continuous blood glucose monitoring device (CGM) works?
A CGM works with a tiny sensor attached to the skin of patient usually belly or arm, this transmitter detect the amount of glucose in the interstitium (cellular spaces in human body). This sensor detects glucose after every few minutes.
How much CGM cost?
Average monthly cost of CGM
When comparing out-of-pocket prices without insurance factored in, CGM systems supplies can range from roughly $160 per month all the way up to $500 per month (based on retail prices provided by manufacturers online)
Benefits of CGM:
It reduces risk of hyper or hypo glycemia, glycemia variability and improves the patient lifestyle and quality of life.
- A1c reduction
- Peace of mind
- Identify data while sleeping
- Identify specific foods and habits that spike blood glucose
- Real-time insight of blood glucose level
- Monitor all 24 hours
- Personalize your nutrition with data on specific foods
- Maximum energy for athletic performance
- Hack hunger with sugar levels
Last but not the least, endocrine society recommends this device for patients affected by diabetes type 1 or type 2, they should use it every day.
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