What is a Continuous Glucose Monitor?

A CGM is a small non-invasive device that stays on the back of your arm for two weeks and measures your glucose values 24/7. CGMs are changed out every two weeks to help ensure data accuracy.

The first CGM was developed about 20 years ago as a life-saving tool for people with Type I diabetes. CGMs allowed for more finely-tuned adjustments to insulin, as well as guided implementation of dietary and lifestyle changes to help regulate glucose levels.

Over the decades, the sensors have improved and the costs have decreased, bringing the technology within reach of a broader audience.

What does my CGM show?

The CGM in your arm will automatically capture your glucose level every 15 minutes. After scanning the sensor with an NFC-enabled smartphone, the NutriSense app dashboard will display your glucose activity and blood glucose score.

Want to know how your glucose reacted to your lunch or your new exercise routine? You can log or import meals, exercise, sleep and even stress, then see the effect on your levels as soon as it happens.

Key Facts About CGMs

1. CGMs are wearable devices that stay affixed to your arm for 14 days. After 14 days, remove and dispose of the sensor.
2. In the U.S. and Canada, CGMs require a medical prescription. Prescriptions included for those who qualify.
3. CGMs are not painful. After a day of wearing the device, most people forget that it is even there.
4. You can wear your CGM to the gym, the pool, the sauna, in the shower, and pretty much anywhere else.

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