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The Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (Abbott) was approved by FDA this week. Would you ever consider going on a CGMS?
Yes, I am on one now.
 
Yes, if my insurance would cover it.
 
Not sure, I do not know enough about them.
 
Not yet. The technology is not advanced enough.
 
Never, who wants to be hooked up 24/7?
 
No, but I never say never!
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...