Why CGM Isn’t About A1c

by Leighann on May 31, 2013

Diabetes Forecast June 2013

I am happy to announce that I was asked to write a Health Perspectives essay for the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Forecast magazine to share my thoughts on why I personally feel that CGM use in kids, from a parent’s perspective, may have nothing to do with reducing the quarterly A1c.

If you receive the magazine by subscription, it’s on page 38 of the June 2013 issue.

Or you can read The Pros of CGM Use for Kids (and Parents) on the Diabetes Forecast website.

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1 K June 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Read the article….SO true and exactly what we’ve experienced since my sweet girl’s been using the Dexcom G4 these past 5 months. Cannot imagine going back to caring for diabetes without it. It’s more a quality of life issue than lowering the A1c. I don’t know if hers is lowered..we’ve had other issues affecting her blood sugars. But her independence is greater,definitely, having this tool. And yes. My sleep is better more nights than not.


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