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CGM question..

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Alex_B, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m getting my CGM fitted next Thursday, which I am really excited for, but it’s only for 3 months to find out what’s going on at night as I seem to go extremely low in the middle of the night and no one knows why.

    After the 3 months if I’ve gotten on well with it and have better control over my diabetes and the lows finally stopped, do I get to keep it? As unfortunately I can not afford to self fund it and I really do think this is a what I need to get myself back in control.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What CGM are you getting?
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Freestyle Libre
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Freestyle libre is not a CGM, it doesn’t alert you if you are high or low. You have to scan it to get a reading whereas with a CGM, you get a reading every 5 mins. I’m assuming if you are doing well with it, they might prescribe it on a trial and then review you.
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @Alex_B - many people on here have found they are given a trial, then go on to continue to be prescribed it. Maybe have a chat with the nurse you see in a few days?

    Good luck with it all.
     
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