A CGM, or continuous glucose monitor, is a small, minimally-invasive device that sits on your arm and tracks your glucose levels continuously, and in real-time.
A CGM is also sometimes referred to as a CGM transmitter, CGM device, CGM checker, CGM tracker, CGM glucose meter, or CGM machine.
Continuous glucose monitoring allows you to see how your blood sugar levels change throughout the day. With a CGM, you can spot patterns and trends by observing real-time glucose responses to food, stress, exercise, sleeping habits, and other daily activities.
CGMs can have non-medical uses as part of a healthy lifestyle that can help you reach your wellness goals, no matter what they may be.
Curious about trying a CGM?
History of CGMs
CGMs were first developed about 20 years ago for people with type 1 diabetes to check their blood glucose levels. At the time, researchers were seeking new, non-invasive solutions that could allow for more finely-tuned adjustments to insulin.
These sensors were also a way to support guided implementation of dietary and lifestyle changes to help stabilize blood sugar levels. Over the decades, CGMs have improved and the associated costs have decreased, bringing the technology within reach of a broader audience.
Continuous glucose monitors are now becoming increasingly accessible as a consumer tool, and are even available without a prescription in some countries across Europe, as well as in Canada and India. While the Nutrisense CGM program is not suitable for people with type 1 diabetes, the devices can have beneficial uses as part of a healthy lifestyle for many.
The Nutrisense program provides easier access to anyone who wants to use CGM technology to support their well-being. Not only that, all Nutrisense CGM programs pair you with complimentary one-on-one dietitian support for your first month so you can better understand your body’s glucose response.
Continuous glucose monitor systems have historically only been available to the public through a medical prescription in the United States.
The Nutrisense CGM program takes care of the prescription for you. Costs can vary depending on the plan you choose.
At this time, Nutrisense is not covered by health insurance providers. For other coverage options, click here.
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Nutrisense arms you with the tools to understand what makes your body tick and make changes that work for you.
“Nutrisense taught me the how, the why, and the when to eat… This program has helped me learn how to keep losing weight and, at the same time, enjoy my food!”
Christine Aochi on How Using a CGM Helped her Understand her Blood Sugar Levels
Because CGMs read relative changes in your glucose levels with accuracy, they can be a valuable tool for solidifying healthier habits and getting results no matter what your lifestyle currently looks like.
Nutrisense members have used continuous glucose monitoring to track blood sugar level trends, and customize their diet, athletic performance, exercise approach, and other lifestyle factors in ways that work best for their individual well-being.
See how a CGM may be used as part of a healthy lifestyle to...
Build sustainable habits that improve your well-being
Support healthy blood sugar levels
Reduce the effects of stress
Still have questions? Here are some answers to a couple of most frequently asked questions.
*Disclaimer: A CGM is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any conditions such as diabetes.