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What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

 
     

I don't know anything about continuous sensing

 
 

5%

 

  22

 
     

I use a Medtronic Sensor Augmented Pump

 
 

13%

 

  54

 
     

I use a Medtronic Guardian

 
 

2%

 

  9

 
     

I use a DexCom

 
 

4%

 

  19

 
     

I'm waiting for the Abbott Diabetes Care Navigator

 
 

12%

 

  50

 
     

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

 
 

33%

 

  133

 
     

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

 
 

9%

 

  39

 
     

I'm waiting for FDA approval for fingerstick replacecement

 
 

4%

 

  18

 
     

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

 
 

4%

 

  19

 
     

Other

 
 

8%

 

  35

 


Total votes: 398

 

What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

Poll dates: November 25 - December 2, 2007
Total Votes: 398

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, under half of CWD readers are either waiting for now (13%) or can't afford the sensors without insurance (33%), which is down from earlier this year when the percentages were 16% and 42%. A small number -- 8% -- report using one of the available sensors. 12% say they are waiting for the Abbott Diabetes Care Navigator system, the same percentage as earlier. Very few report being uninterested in continuous sensing (just 5%).

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

Answer Nov 2007 Feb 2007 Jul 2006
Don't know about CGM 5% 6% 8%
Use Medtronic Sensor Augmented Pump 13% 6% 1%
Use Medtronic Guardian 2% 1% 0%
Use DexCom 4% 1% 2%
Waiting for Navigator 12% 12% 12%
Can't afford without insurance 33% 42% 32%
Waiting for more reports 9% 11% 17%
Waiting for 2nd generation
or replacement claim
4% 5% 13%
Not interested 4% 5% 4%

A small number of obviously duplicated votes were removed.

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Last Updated: Sunday December 02, 2007 14:42:08
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