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  What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?  
      I don't know anything about continuous sensing  
  4%     3  
      I use a Medtronic VEO  
  1%     1  
      I use a Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time  
  17%     13  
      I use a Medtronic Guardian stand-alone CGM  
  0%      0  
      I use a DexCom  
  34%     26  
      I use a FreeStyle Navigator  
  0%      0  
      I'd like to use one but I can't afford it without insurance coverage  
  12%     9  
      I'm waiting for more people to use them and report on their experiences  
  5%     4  
      I'm waiting for FDA approval for fingerstick replacecement  
  0%      0  
      I'm not interested because I'm happy with fingerstick checking  
  7%     5  
      Other  
  20%     15  

Total votes: 76
 

What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

Poll dates: September 26 - October 3, 2012
Total Votes: 76

A growing body of science shows that continuous glucose sensing can 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. And alarms of impending low blood sugar offers the chance to prevent nocturnal hypoglycemia, one of the greatest fears of living with type 1 diabetes.

Based on the results of this poll, over half (52%) of CWD readers who responded to this poll report using a continuous glucose monitor, up from 39% in 2011 -- a significant increase. DexCom remains the number one CGM among CWD families.

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

Answer Sep 2012 Sep 2011 Sep 2010 Sep 2009 Dec 2008 Nov 2007 Feb 2007 Jul 2006
Don't know about CGM 4% 2% 3% 5% 3% 5% 6% 8%
Use Medtronic VEO 1% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Use Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time 17% 16% 11% 20% 13% 13% 6% 1%
Use Medtronic Guardian 0% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0%
Use DexCom 34% 20% 15% 11% 3% 4% 1% 2%
Use Navigator 0% 1% 4% 5% 5% 12% 12% 12%
Can't afford without insurance 12% 19% 21% 18% 35% 33% 42% 32%
Waiting for more reports 5% 10% 9% 9% 9% 9% 11% 17%
Waiting replacement claim 0% 3% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 13%
Not interested 7% 11% 9% 6% 5% 4% 5% 4%

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Last Updated: Wednesday October 03, 2012 13:30:02
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