As Noval methods of blood glucose monitoring and evaluation have enabled treatment adjustments that would not have been made on the basis of intermittent finger prick readings, thus dramatically improving the quality of the lives of millions of diabetics around the world. Unlike standard monitoring of blood glucose level up to a maximum four times a day, CGMS monitors and records blood glucose levels 288 times in a day for 3 continuous days. This device is very convenient to use.
The CGMS is typically inserted in the abdominal area and worn by the patient three days as they go about their normal activities like exercise, swimming etc. These devices are particularly useful for children with type 1 diabetes, pregnant women with diabetes, and for patient with long standing diabetes who do not get warning symptoms of low blood glucose.