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What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

 
     

I don't know anything about continuous sensing

 
 

8%

 

  39

 
     

I use a Medtronic Sensor Augmented Pump

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

I use a Medtronic Guardian

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

I use a DexCom STS

 
 

2%

 

  9

 
     

I'm waiting for the Abbott Diabetes Care Navigator

 
 

12%

 

  54

 
     

I'd like to use one but I can't afford it without insurance coverage

 
 

32%

 

  143

 
     

I'm waiting for more people to use them and report on their experiences

 
 

17%

 

  79

 
     

I'm waiting for the second generation of the product

 
 

13%

 

  60

 
     

I'm not interested because I'm happy with fingerstick checking

 
 

3%

 

  15

 
     

I'm not interested because I don't trust continuous sensing

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

Other

 
 

6%

 

  30

 


Total votes: 441

 

What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

Poll dates: July 9 - 16, 2006
Total Votes: 441

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, most CWD readers are either waiting for now (30%) or can't afford the sensors without insurance (32%). Very few -- just 3% -- report using one of the available sensors. Four times that number -- 12% -- say they are waiting for the Abbott Diabetes Care Navigator system. Very few report being uninterested in continuous sensing (just 4%).

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Last Updated: Sunday July 16, 2006 10:37:30
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