Continuous glucose monitoring
Continuous Glucose Monitoring is a step beyond your own self monitoring and provides more detailed information about your blood glucose patterns and/or blood glucose excursions. This service is available at our Inova Fairfax Hospital location.
Participants wear a sensor for three to four days. The sensor measures the glucose level of your subcutaneous tissue every five minutes. After the sensor has recorded its series of measurements, the data are downloaded for analysis.
Continuous monitoring provides your healthcare provider with comprehensive information that can be helpful in making treatment changes. It is especially useful for identifying overnight hypoglycemia.
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