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CGM & Diabetes

Your Trusted Partner in Diabetes Care

GNS Medical offers a complete range of continuous glucose monitors (CGM), insulin pumps, and associated supplies from top industry manufacturers. Our commitment is to provide the finest diabetes products, accompanied by the highest level of service.

Explore CGM Technology for Improved Diabetes Management

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems provide consistent, real-time monitoring of your glucose levels, reducing or eliminating the need for painful finger sticks and aiding in more effective diabetes management.

  • Get Custom Alerts for High and Low Glucose Levels
  • Stay Updated with Real-Time Glucose Readings
  • Enhance Your Diabetes Care with CGM Technology

Our Trusted CGM Systems

Contact us today and our team of experts will assist you in selecting the most suitable Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for your needs.

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Abbott FreeStyle 3
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Sensor Lifespan
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Up To 14 Days
Up To 14 Days
Up To 14 Days
Up To 10 Days
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Blood Sugar Alerts
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Reading Frequency
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1 Minute
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5 Minutes
5 Minutes
Insulin Pump Integration
Insulin Pump Integration
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)?

A Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) is a cutting-edge device designed to monitor blood sugar levels around the clock, providing continuous data over a 24-hour period. The device features a sensor that can be used for up to 10-14 days, subject to FDA approval from the respective manufacturer. It automatically records readings at intervals of 5-15 minutes, offering valuable insights into how a patient's daily activities and habits influence their glucose levels. This data is an invaluable tool for both patients and healthcare providers, facilitating more effective management of the condition. CGMs are available in various models suitable for both adults and children; however, acquiring one necessitates a doctor's prescription.

How does a Continuous Glucose Monitor Work?

When in use, a minuscule sensor wire is delicately inserted just beneath the user's skin via an automatic applicator. An adhesive patch securely affixes the CGM sensor housing, allowing the sensor to continuously monitor glucose levels in the interstitial fluid throughout the day and night. This real-time data is wirelessly transmitted to a compact, reusable transmitter, which then communicates with a receiver. The receiver displays the user's glucose information in real time. In some systems, it's possible for compatible smart devices to serve as secondary display units by utilizing the CGM system app. Furthermore, the receiver or a compatible smart device can be configured to send customized alerts to the user whenever specific glucose thresholds are met, ensuring timely and informed management of their condition.

What are the benefits of CGMs?

Continuous glucose monitors offer a multitude of advantages, some of which include:

  • Uninterrupted Monitoring: With 24/7 active monitoring, CGMs provide approximately 288 glucose readings throughout a day, delivering a comprehensive understanding of your blood sugar levels.
  • Proactive Diabetes Management: Empower yourself to take proactive control of your diabetes by leveraging real-time insights provided by the CGM, allowing for informed decision-making.
  • Real-Time Direction and Rate Analysis: CGMs offer real-time data on the direction and rate of change in your glucose levels, offering valuable information to adapt your management strategy.
  • Alerts for Highs and Lows: Receive timely alerts for dangerous highs and lows in your blood sugar, helping you to take prompt action and avoid severe fluctuations.
  • A1C Reduction: By providing consistent and accurate data, CGMs contribute to more effective management of diabetes, potentially leading to a reduction in your A1C levels.

How long can a sensor be worn?

The duration of CGM sensor usage falls within the range of 10 to 14 days, contingent upon the manufacturer's FDA approval.

How many sensors can I get?

We provide the flexibility of a 1-month or 90-day supply to ensure that we can cater to the diverse needs and lifestyles of all our customers.

How can I keep my sensors from falling off?

For proper device insertion, we recommend watching instructional videos provided by the manufacturer. If you continue to experience issues with sensors detaching, don't hesitate to reach out to our experts. They can assist you in finding the appropriate overlay patch to address your specific needs.

What devices can I use to check my glucose level or view my CGM Data?

Each manufacturer offers a unique sensor and receiver combination. You have the option to use the manufacturer's dedicated receiver, or alternatively, you can connect to a compatible smart device equipped with the corresponding CGM System App.

Continuous Glucose Monitor vs Blood Glucose Meter?

While a Blood Glucose Meter provides a snapshot of your glucose level at a specific moment, a CGM offers a more comprehensive perspective on your glucose trends. This valuable data provides continuous insights into your glucose levels, their rate of change, and the direction they are heading. This information is instrumental in helping you make informed decisions about insulin dosages, tailored exercise routines, meal planning, snack choices, and understanding the impact of various foods on your blood glucose. Additionally, it offers insights into how your medication type and dosage interact with your glucose management.

Will insurance cover a Continuous Glucose Monitor?

Many insurance plans, including Medicare, typically provide coverage for CGMs. However, eligibility hinges on meeting specific criteria and having a valid prescription. To determine if you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to engage in a conversation with one of our knowledgeable experts at GNS Medical, who can be reached at (810)-208-6006. Additionally, consult with your healthcare provider to obtain the necessary prescription.

How do I know if I qualify for a Continuous Glucose Monitor?

If you're unsure whether you qualify for a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), we recommend calling our experts today for personalized guidance and assistance

Where can I get my CGM devices?

Coverage varies based on your specific insurance plan. While you can obtain supplies from your local pharmacy or a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) supplier, choosing a DME like GNS Medical offers distinct advantages. We boast an extensive inventory featuring products from various manufacturers, providing direct and prompt shipping to ensure uninterrupted therapy. Unlike local pharmacies with limited storage, we prioritize your needs to guarantee you receive the required supplies. Our expertise in managing medically necessary supplies ensures a seamless process for you.

To explore your eligibility for insurance coverage, please contact one of our knowledgeable experts at (810)-208-6006. Through a conversation with our experts, we can assess if your supplies qualify for full coverage.