Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Resources for People Living with Diabetes

Glucose Monitoring

Basics and expert recommendations on self-monitoring of glucose

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Monitoring glucose - sometimes called blood sugar - is a critical part of managing diabetes. Whether you are using a blood glucose monitor or a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), these resources will cover the basics of glucose monitoring, offer tips and tricks from diabetes care and education specialists and experienced people with diabetes, and help you know when and how to check. 


Understanding Glucose Monitoring

Preparing For A Visit With Your Diabetes Care Team

Understanding Time in Range

Are you using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) in order to help you understand your blood sugar numbers and learn how much time you're spending in your target range? If so, you should understand the concept of Time In Range, which is the number of hours you spend in your target range each day. This helps you better manage your blood sugar and stay healthy. Click on the tip sheet or video to learn more. 


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Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Is Continuous Glucose Monitoring Right for You? (A Patient Education Podcast)

Do you want more information on continuous glucose monitoring (also known as “CGM”) or wonder if continuous glucose monitoring can help you better manage your diabetes? Listen to this podcast hosted by two diabetes education specialists, Diana Isaacs, PharmD, and Patricia Montesinos, NP, as they discuss common questions from people with diabetes about continuous glucose monitoring. The pair will start by reviewing what CGM is, how it works, and describe the different types of CGM devices and how they are used. Then they will move on to discuss topics including the pros and cons of CGM, who qualifies for CGM, common questions about using CGM devices, and how to decide about which device might be right for you.

How to Reap the Benefits of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Maintain Your Device (A Patient Education Podcast)

Do you use continuous glucose monitoring (also known as “CGM”) or care for someone who does? Listen to this podcast hosted by two diabetes education specialists, Diana Isaacs, PharmD, and Patricia Montesinos, NP, as they review important information regarding the currently available CGM devices and discuss common issues and questions that arise for people with diabetes using CGM. The pair will begin by reviewing important information about CGM devices for people starting out and will address common questions about using CGM. This will be followed by discussion of more advanced topics, including when to call your healthcare team about your device or the glucose data on your device, and how to approach making insulin and dietary adjustments based on glucose data from a CGM device.


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Pocket Guide - Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Connecting the Dots

This pocket guide explains the differences between blood glucose monitoring (BGM) and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Learning about and living with CGM is explained in depth and is also illustrated with case studies.

CGM guide en español

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