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What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

 
     

I don't know anything about continuous sensing

 
 

3%

 

  12

 
     

I use a Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time

 
 

13%

 

  47

 
     

I use a Medtronic Guardian

 
 

2%

 

  7

 
     

I use a DexCom

 
 

5%

 

  20

 
     

I use a FreeStyle Navigator

 
 

5%

 

  20

 
     

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

 
 

35%

 

  119

 
     

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

 
 

9%

 

  33

 
     

I'm waiting for FDA approval for fingerstick replacecement

 
 

5%

 

  17

 
     

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

 
 

5%

 

  17

 
     

Other

 
 

13%

 

  47

 


Total votes: 339

 

What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

Poll dates: December 3 - 10, 2008
Total Votes: 339

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, one quarter (25%) of CWD readers who responded to this poll report using a continuous glucose monitor. Just over a third would like one but can't afford it because of the lack of insurance coverage.

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

Answer Dec 2008 Nov 2007 Feb 2007 Jul 2006
Don't know about CGM 3% 5% 6% 8%
Use Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time 13% 13% 6% 1%
Use Medtronic Guardian 2% 2% 1% 0%
Use DexCom 5% 4% 1% 2%
Using (was waiting) for Navigator 5% 12% 12% 12%
Can't afford without insurance 35% 33% 42% 32%
Waiting for more reports 9% 9% 11% 17%
Waiting for 2nd generation
or replacement claim
5% 4% 5% 13%
Not interested 5% 4% 5% 4%

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Last Updated: Wednesday December 10, 2008 12:28:50
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