Continuous Glucose Monitors, like all technology options, have advantages and disadvantages. When working with a person with diabetes, presenting a full picture of a technology allows for them to make an informed decision. Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of using CGM to help manage diabetes that need to be presented for consideration in a shared decision-making environment.
A Continuous Glucose Monitor is a useful tool to help manage diabetes in the hands of someone who wants to use it. Educating a person with diabetes about a CGM allows them to become familiar with it as an option to help them improve their diabetes management throughout their diabetes journey. Sharing the advantages and disadvantages allows for informed conversations and educated decisions at every step of the way which leads to improved outcomes.
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