Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are one of the most powerful diabetes management tools developed over the past few decades.
The FDA approved the first professional CGM in 1999, and the technology has advanced rapidly since then. Current models transfer data via Bluetooth to smartphones (plus the Apple Watch) and the cloud, so that patients can determine their blood sugar levels in an app or via downloadable PDF files.
“We were still checking urine sugar decades ago,” said Dr. Egils Bogdanovics, a Connecticut-based endocrinologist. “In the early 1980s, fingerstick blood glucose meters came out. That was a big deal – a revolution in diabetes, ”recalled Bogdanovics.
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