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What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?


I don't know anything about continuous sensing






I use a Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time






I use a Medtronic Guardian






I use a DexCom SEVEN






I use a FreeStyle 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: 272


What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

Poll dates: September 23 - 30, 2009
Total Votes: 272

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, over one-third (37%) of CWD readers who responded to this poll report using a continuous glucose monitor -- up from about one-quarter the last time we ran this poll in December 2008. And the number saying they would like to but cannot due to lack of insurance coverage has dropped nearly in half, from 35% to 18%.

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

Answer Sep 2009 Dec 2008 Nov 2007 Feb 2007 Jul 2006
Don't know about CGM 5% 3% 5% 6% 8%
Use Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time 20% 13% 13% 6% 1%
Use Medtronic Guardian 1% 2% 2% 1% 0%
Use DexCom 11% 3% 4% 1% 2%
Use Navigator 5% 5% 12% 12% 12%
Can't afford without insurance 18% 35% 33% 42% 32%
Waiting for more reports 9% 9% 9% 11% 17%
Waiting replacement claim 4% 5% 4% 5% 13%
Not interested 6% 5% 4% 5% 4%

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