Continuous glucose monitoring

Author(s): Nuzhat Chalisa

Doctors and patients have shared the trouble of diabetes management for quite some time. Until two decades ago there were only a few options available for management of diabetes. Today, we are fortunate to be in an era in which diabetes research has progressed exponentially. The advancement in diabetes has not only led to better understanding of diabetes, but new medications and technology has come up such as insulin pen, insulin pumps, and continuous glucose monitors which has made diabetes a much more manageable disease. All patients with diabetes who take insulin or some forms of glucose lowering medications are required to monitor their glucose to help maintain a safe and steady glucose level. How frequently and how aggressively the glucose monitoring has to be done varies from patient to patient.