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Diabetes Bites Newsletter

IDS Monthly Survey: June 2022

LAST MONTH’S SURVEY QUESTION:

In last month’s edition of Diabetes Bites, we asked CGM users CGM system how often they check their blood sugar with a fingerstick meter. Here’s how you responded:

Never:  23%

Once or twice a week:  47%

Daily (or almost daily):  18%

Three to four times a day:  7%

More than four times a day:  5%

Since 70% of respondents reported that they rarely check fingerstick glucose levels, it is worth nothing the situations in which we continue to recommend fingersticks, even when using a CGM that does not require calibration:

  • During warmup periods and data gaps
  • On day one of sensor use (until readings match up fairly closely)
  • If physical symptoms do not match sensor values
  • When recovering from hypoglycemia
  • During and immediately after exercise
  • After taking a substance that may interfere with sensor accuracy

THIS MONTH’S NEW SURVEY QUESTION:

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