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Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) or glucose sensors represent the latest advancement in glucose monitoring technology for people living with diabetes.

Our Continuous Glucose Monitoring Program has been designed to increase participant skill levels in the concepts, implementation and basic interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring systems.

Presented in three parts, our CGM program commences with orientation for those people wanting to know more about Continuous Glucose Monitoring and the different devices available. For those who have purchased a CGM device, they may continue the series by attending our two-part implementation program.

All three components are offered each month and taught by our education team in a fun, hands-on environment.

The three parts are:

Sensor Orientation

A two-hour class for people considering Continuous Glucose Monitoring implementation.

This class covers:
  • Explanation of CGM
  • Benefits & limitations of CGM
  • The role of  finger stick blood glucose checks
  • Available Continuous Glucose Monitoring devices 
  • Features of CGM devices
  • Process for CGM purchase & supplies  

Sensor 1 – Continuous Glucose Monitoring Implementation & Download

The first of two classes for patients who have purchased a Continuous Glucose Monitor and are ready to commence (four hours).


This class covers:

  • Explanation of CGM
  • Required supplies for each CGM device
  • Glucose sensor site choice & site rotation
  • Glucose sensor insertion
  • Programming individual alert settings (button-pushing)
  • Transmitter requirements
  • Correct calibration principles
  • Graphical features
  • Introduction to downloading
  • Glucose sensor change requirements

Sensor 2 – Continuous Glucose Monitor Troubleshooting & Glucose Interpretation Principles

This two-hour class completes the second portion of the CGM implementation phase.

This class covers:

  • Review of practical situations encountered by participants
  • Glucose sensor vs finger stick glucose readings
  • Review of glucose sensor set-up screens
  • Alarm settings / real life experiences
  • Glucose sensor experiences
  • Download data & reports
  • Glucose interpretation principles (basics)

Dr. Luigi Meneghini, Director of the Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center, who speaks about the value of Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
Listen to a podcast on using the Continuous Glucose Monitor, featuring the Director of the Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center, Luigi Meneghini, M.D., M.B.A.

Do you want to take this class?
  • To register, call Dina at 305-243-3696 or send an email to DBardales@med.miami.edu

    Does insurance cover this?
  • Most diabetes education classes are covered by insurance carriers contracted with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. To see if your insurance carrier covers this service, or for more information on billing, please call 305-243-3696.

    Need directions?
  • Get directions to the Diabetes Research Institute's Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center.
 

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