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What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?


I don't know anything about continuous sensing






I use a Medtronic Sensor Augmented Pump






I use a Medtronic Guardian






I use a DexCom






I'm waiting for the Abbott Diabetes Care Navigator






I'd like to use one but I can't afford it without insurance coverage






I'm waiting for more people to use them and report on their experiences






I'm waiting for FDA approval for fingerstick replacecement






I'm not interested because I'm happy with fingerstick checking












Total votes: 398


What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

Poll dates: November 25 - December 2, 2007
Total Votes: 398

Continuous glucose sensing has the potential to make an enormous difference in diabetes care. Accurate, easy-to-use, and affordable sensing will provide insight into blood sugar levels throughout the day and night and allow people with diabetes -- or parents of children with diabetes -- to make adjustments based on much better data than is available today.

Based on the results of this poll, under half of CWD readers are either waiting for now (13%) or can't afford the sensors without insurance (33%), which is down from earlier this year when the percentages were 16% and 42%. A small number -- 8% -- report using one of the available sensors. 12% say they are waiting for the Abbott Diabetes Care Navigator system, the same percentage as earlier. Very few report being uninterested in continuous sensing (just 5%).

This table shows how people have answered this question over the past years.

Answer Nov 2007 Feb 2007 Jul 2006
Don't know about CGM 5% 6% 8%
Use Medtronic Sensor Augmented Pump 13% 6% 1%
Use Medtronic Guardian 2% 1% 0%
Use DexCom 4% 1% 2%
Waiting for Navigator 12% 12% 12%
Can't afford without insurance 33% 42% 32%
Waiting for more reports 9% 11% 17%
Waiting for 2nd generation
or replacement claim
4% 5% 13%
Not interested 4% 5% 4%

A small number of obviously duplicated votes were removed.

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Last Updated: Sunday December 02, 2007 14:42:08
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