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  What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?  
      I don't know anything about continuous sensing  
  2%     4  
      I use a Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time  
  16%     25  
      I use a Medtronic Guardian  
  2%     3  
      I use a DexCom  
  20%     33  
      I use a FreeStyle Navigator  
  1%     2  
      I'd like to use one but I can't afford it without insurance coverage  
  19%     31  
      I'm waiting for more people to use them and report on their experiences  
  10%     16  
      I'm waiting for FDA approval for fingerstick replacecement  
  3%     5  
      I'm not interested because I'm happy with fingerstick checking  
  11%     18  
      Other  
  15%     24  

Total votes: 161
 

What are your plans regarding continuous glucose sensing?

Poll dates: September 28 - October 5, 2011
Total Votes: 161

A growing body of science shows that continuous glucose sensing can 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. And alarms of impending low blood sugar offers the chance to prevent nocturnal hypoglycemia, one of the greatest fears of living with type 1 diabetes.

Based on the results of this poll, over one-third (39%) of CWD readers who responded to this poll report using a continuous glucose monitor. DexCom remains the number one CGM among CWD families.

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

Answer Sep 2011 Sep 2010 Sep 2009 Dec 2008 Nov 2007 Feb 2007 Jul 2006
Don't know about CGM 2% 3% 5% 3% 5% 6% 8%
Use Medtronic Paradigm REAL-Time 16% 11% 20% 13% 13% 6% 1%
Use Medtronic Guardian 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0%
Use DexCom 20% 15% 11% 3% 4% 1% 2%
Use Navigator 1% 4% 5% 5% 12% 12% 12%
Can't afford without insurance 19% 21% 18% 35% 33% 42% 32%
Waiting for more reports 10% 9% 9% 9% 9% 11% 17%
Waiting replacement claim 3% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 13%
Not interested 11% 9% 6% 5% 4% 5% 4%

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