Have you read...the CGM guide?I was talking with someone in support at Dexcom last week. We were discussing some fluctuations in my numbers and how to control these. And he offered to send me this guide that might help.
It arrived in the mail yesterday, and it's 38-pages about how to use CGM effectively to control your blood sugars. It's written by Dr. Steven Edelman (from TCOYD) and Dr. Timothy Bailey (co-author of Using Insulin). Dexcom supported this book by providing a grant, and there are graphs taken from the Dexcom STS system throughout the book.
From reading it, I think that anyone using any CGM system will benefit from reading this short book.
After the Introduction, there are three main sections:
- Blood Glucose Levels on the Rise
- Blood Glucose Levels on the Way Down
- Blood Glucose Levels During the Night
The book helped me think about how to best interpret what was happening and decide what alternate actions I could take to improve a given situation.
Now here's the best news. You don't have to be a Dexcom customer to get this book. You can get a PDF version here courtesy of the Taking Control of your Diabetes site.