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CGM is one of the most comfortable and easy ways to keep track of your blood glucose levels. Through tiny sensors, their advanced technology collects information regarding your blood glucose levels continuously. Advanced Diabetes Supply is the industry leader in supplying these products to diabetic patients.
Since this new technology focuses on giving you real-time readings day and night, they help to reduce the amount of times per day you need to do finger prick testing. Additionally, with new technology integrations via mobile phones and closed loop devices, our patients have the equipment to manage their diabetes health easier with less worry.
HEALTHCARE PARTNERS: CMS has temporarily waived its face to face requirement to qualify for CGM and ADS can accept telehealth visits and medical record documentation that follow the current CMS criteria
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Yes! CGM compliance creates massive healthcare savings at an estimated $3,555-$6,747 per person over 3 years through improved patient outcomes.1
These savings are realized through the following health benefits:
Reduced event rates for severe hypoglycemia (SH) and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)1
Reduction of A1C in both T1D and T2D2
Increased Time in Range3,4
Improvement in Quality of Life3
2 Beck RW, et al. JAMA. 2017;317(4):371-378.
3 Noar A, et al. A1C Reductions and Improved Patient-Reported Outcomes Following CGM Initiation in Insulin-Managed T2D. Presented at ADA 80th Scientific Sessions; June 12, 2020; Virtual.
4 Kovatchev B, et al. N Engl J Med 2019;381(18):1707-17. C
Using a blood glucose monitor requires multiple fingersticks a day to monitor blood sugar levels. With continuous glucose monitors, the sensor measures the interstitial fluid multiple times per hour, providing about 288 readings per day. Additionally the CGM provides reporting that makes it easy to track high and low trends and share readings with loved ones and caregivers.
According to the ACE (American College of Endocrinology) and the AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists), it is recommended that those with Type 1 diabetes make use of continuous glucose monitors.
What’s more, continuous glucose monitors are also useful for Type 2 diabetic patients who are already using basal insulin, sulfonylureas, or insulin injections. Even those who are at risk of hypoglycemia or suffer from hypoglycemia unawareness will gain benefits through CGM.
CGMs work through a small sensor wire that the users insert under their own skin with an automatic applicator. The sensor housing stays in place with an adhesive patch. With the interstitial fluid, the sensor can read glucose levels all day and night.
Furthermore, a transmitter that is connected with the sensor wire is then able to send real-time readings to the user’s receiver. That way, you can view your pertinent information in an understandable form.
There can also be a smart device with an app for continuous glucose monitors. This means you can view your current and previous glucose levels right on your smartphone! Custom alerts are another boon, where the device can warn you if the glucose reaches a dangerous threshold.
The various benefits of continuous glucose monitors are apparent, but let’s look at the upsides in detail:
Cover the sensor with a CGM securement patch like the RIghtCare CGM Patch, made with KT Tape Pro Extreme.
The sensors used in continuous glucose monitoring systems can stay in place for quite a while. For example, the Dexcom G6 CGM’s sensors can be used for 10 days before they’ll need to be replaced. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor lasts 14 days.
It’s easy to use a CGM. You just insert a small sensor under the skin by using a simple applicator. The sensor is held in place by adhesive tape. This allows the sensor to measure glucose readings in the interstitial fluid, which is fluid that surrounds the cells. It takes the readings throughout the day and night.
A transmitter, which is connected to the sensor, causes the system to send real-time readings wirelessly to either a monitoring device or an app on your smartphone that displays your glucose data.
Yes, the continuous glucose monitoring systems sold by ADS have been approved for use by patients with diabetes by the FDA. If you run into any unusually high or low readings from your CGM, you can confirm them with a fingerstick test.
Yes, once qualified all ADS patients receive 90-day supplies with each order regardless of private insurance or Medicare/Medicaid coverage.
Some might still ask why they should buy continuous glucose monitors from us. With ADS, you are assured of the best accreditations within the field of diabetes supply.
Moreover, we take care to give you the best possible customer service at every point. Our customer care representatives are trained to care about our valued customers. For any questions regarding CGM products and therapies, please call us at 1-866-422-4866, or contact our Customer Care Team.