Optimizing Technology and Accuracy
Advancements in sensors and signal processing continued.
"Over time, the accuracy improved and the MARD values of less than 10% became possible, allowing the sensor data to be used for medical decision-making without BGM confirmation. Need for calibrating the sensor was eliminated with factory calibration of the individual sensor. Now we are in a place where we have the technological advantages of CGM, as well as increasingly accurate data. This puts us in a position where we can better correlate a person’s diet and exercise with the impact on their glucose readings," said Alva.
"Before CGM, it was hard to visualize the impact of eating say, a piece of fruit, unless one did a number of BGM measurements. Now, the CGM can note changes shortly after eating that fruit. In addition, the more accurate the readings, the better one can assess not only what caused the glucose fluctuation, but how much it fluctuated, which could then help the person moderate their diet in the future."
But there's more...
Other than the greatest accuracy, what else does this new system bring to the user?
- It's the smallest and thinnest CGM sensor in the world.1,4 If you like the small MARD value, you will appreciate a sensor that is only the size of two stacked U.S. pennies.
- It is even easier to use, with a one-piece, uncomplicated applicator to attach to the back of the upper arm.3
- It has the most reliable Bluetooth integration with a range of up to 33 feet, 50% farther range than other CGMs.5
What more can one say about a sophisticated medical device that is small, accurate and can, according to Alva, "make a person’s life a lot easier?"
That to the person with diabetes, it may be the gate opening to a whole new MARD, MARD, World...
1 Data on File, Abbott Diabetes Care.
2Data on File, Abbott Diabetes Care. Comparison based on publicly available information.
3FreeStyle Libre 3 User's Manual
4Among patient-applied sensors.
5Based on the signal range in Dexcom G6 CGM User Guide and Medtronic Guardian Connect System User Guide.