CGM Diabetes Sensor - Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Kolkata
- Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Sensor (Sensor works for 14 days)
- Sensor Application, Readings and Removal at Home
- Turn Around Time: 24 Hrs
About the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Device in Kolkata
The Freestyle Libre Pro Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Sensor (FDA Approved) is a technologically advanced device that can help you track your blood sugar levels throughout the day. By placing a small sensor at the back of your upper arm, a length of 14 days of continuous glucose data can be seamlessly recorded.
You can measure the levels of your blood sugar easily with the sensor data downloaded onto your profile on a reader. You can track trends, spikes, and your blood sugar level throughout various activities and timelines, for a comprehensive monitoring over 14 days. This one of the best continuous glucose monitoring devices in Kolkata for ease of tracking and convenience.
A key advantage of using the continuous glucose monitoring sensor is the freedom from finger pricking for sugar level tracking. You can buy the CGM device in Kolkata from MyDiagnostics and use the glucose sensor for regular tracking. The glucose monitoring device also remains attached when you bathe, exercise, wear clothes, etc. which means uninterrupted monitoring of glucose levels.
CGM is used for Tracking Blood Glucose in Real-time
With the CGM continuous glucose monitoring device in Kolkata, the advanced metrics provided beyond fasting blood sugar are as follows.
- Glycemic Variability
- Risk of Hypo and Hyper Glycemic Episodes
- Glucose Management Indicator (GMI)
Metabolic Fitness is the key to your health. Various use cases for CGM
- Managing and Reversing Diabetes
Monitor blood sugar levels in real-time and bring A1c levels within control through various The New-Age metrics beyond fasting blood sugar and HbA1c, which is provided by CGM
- Personalised Nutrition & Weight Loss
A CGM machine can help you understand the best approach for you to focus on weight management. Whether doctor advised or self motivated, weight loss can be challenging when you have diabetes or issues with low blood sugar. You can customize a highly detailed plan and measure your levels with the sugar machine. With the CGM sensor available in Kolkata, you can optimize your diet and weight loss goals with ample data.
- Optimising Metabolic Health
The Freestyle Libre sugar check machine can give you instant insights on your sugar levels so that you can avoid certain foods and optimize your metabolic health. You can also ensure that your levels are always within range.
- Improving Fitness & Athletic Performance
By ensuring that your sugar levels are always within normal range through the Freestyle diabetes machine for tracking, you can optimize energy generation and recovery. You can get scientific insights on your body's response to cardiovascular output and muscle building.
CGM vs Blood Glucose Meter (BGM)
The CGM sensor automatically and continuously tracks glucose levels, using a sensor inserted just below the skin. CGM systems measure glucose in the interstitial fluid – the fluid between your cells just under the skin. Since CGM is measuring glucose in a different part of the body, it will not be the same concentration as in the blood.
A blood glucose meter (BGM) takes a small sample of blood from your fingertip and places it on a test strip that’s inserted inside a meter. The meter provides a glucose value based on the amount of glucose in the blood sample at that moment.
The CGM diabetes device can be acquired in Kolkata through MyDiagnostics via the platform. You can buy the Freestyle Libre India CGM system directly from the website, schedule a home visit for installation by a medical professional, and start tracking your blood glucose levels. You can also reach out to us if you have any questions about the sensor and device setup.
CGM Sensor Working
The CGM sensor is a very thin wire or filament, inserted with the aid of a needle under the skin. This glucose sensor is applied on the back of your arm. In order to hold the sensor in place, there’s a sticky backing like a band-aid, that attaches the sensor to the skin. Using similar enzymes as a test strip for a glucose meter, the sensor’s job is to monitor glucose in the interstitial fluid, which is the fluid between the cells. Sensors can stay in place for several days (about 14 days).
Benefits of CGM Sensor
- Provides 14 days of continuous glucose readings. The sensor takes a reading every 15 minutes, so in a day it takes 96 readings (even while you are sleeping). Total 1344 readings provide a high-resolution glucose profile & trends
- This is the only device which records your glucose levels while you are asleep thus measuring the key data during hypoglycaemic episodes
- No multiple pricking ... Just install once and keep up with your daily activity while the sensor does its job
THIS IS A MEDICAL GRADE DEVICE TO BE INSTALLED AND SUPERVISED BY A REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER ONLY.
Complete details of the sensor are available at
What are the pre-requisites of this test
- There are no-prerequisite for the test
How to book & install the sensor
- Once you book the sensor, you can come to our clinic or schedule at-home to install the sensor. The installation will be done by the qualified practitioner upon doctor review
- You can come in-between to check the readings and on the 15th day, come to the clinic to remove the sensor
- Once the sensor is removed, the report will be emailed.
How does Abbott libre freestyle work?
The Freestyle Libre CGM has a small sensor that is inserted on your arm or belly, under your skin. The sensor directly captures levels of interstitial glucose in your body, by testing for the levels every 15 minutes.
The transmitter can wirelessly share information to a monitor when you scan the installed sensor, which can be worn for up to 14 days. A specialist can come to your residence or you can visit our laboratory for sensor installation for capturing readings.
Can I install the device myself?
No, you need to schedule a home visit or come to a network clinic in Kolkata and have a medical practitioner install the device themselves. They can also setup the sensor and reader, to ensure that you have accurate sugar level readings.
What are the benefits of Abbott Libre freestyle?
There are several key benefits of using the Abbott Libre Freestyle. It is highly convenient to use, as it doesn't require constant finger pricking and testing blood for glucose measurement. It is also discreet and can be scanned instantly to provide fast insights on sugar levels.
It also allows for timely measurement of sugar levels, as it doesn't require a set-up or home based strip testing. You can purchase the Abbot Libre freestyle CGM device in Kolkata from our platform and have our medical professionals install the device for you. You can also start tracking your sugar levels and receive a report on the 15th day to know your complete sugar profile.
Who can use the FreeStyle Libre?
The Freestyle Libre has been approved for people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, pregnant women, and children and young adults. You can consult with our specialists to understand if FreeStyle Libre is right for you.
How do I check my sugar level at home?
You can use blood glucose measuring kits and monitoring systems, such as Freestyle Libre CGM, Accu Chek active blood glucose meter, etc. Depending on the comfort level and type of blood glucose meter kit used, the best option in India is the one that is easy to use for the patient. You can use a CGM to measure the 14 day continuous glucose levels at home through the highly sophisticated blood glucose monitoring system.
You can manage your diabetes through a continuous glucose monitor which you need to attach and track with a reader. The entire process is highly convenient for long-term tracking, making this one of the best options for sugar level monitoring.
What is CGM?
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) automatically tracks blood glucose levels, also called blood sugar, throughout the day and night. It allows you to see your glucose levels anytime and review the trends. Seeing glucose levels in real time can help you make more informed decisions throughout the day about how to balance your food, physical activity, and medicines.
What do I do if I don't like finger pricks for testing glucose levels every time?
The best option for you if you do not prefer pricking via blood sugar test machine options is to go for Freestyle Libre CGM. The device can constantly track sugar levels, which can be checked with a non-invasive scanner for instant level checking.
This is ideal for anyone who relies on an insulin pump and wants advanced technology to track their insulin levels over time. The continuous glucose monitoring Kolkata kit can be purchased through MyDiagnostics so that you can start tracking your levels seamlessly.
Which hormone regulates blood glucose level and how?
Two hormones, glucagon and insulin regulate the blood glucose level in our body. Glucagon, a peptide hormone secreted by the pancreas, raises blood glucose levels. Its effect is opposite to insulin, which lowers blood glucose levels.
When it reaches the liver, glucagon stimulates glycolysis, the breakdown of glycogen, and the export of glucose into the circulation. You can get the precise glucose readings in your body through the CGM device. You can buy the glucose reading device in Kolkata through MyDiagnostics and know more about your blood sugar levels.
What are the symptoms of low sugar glucose levels in the body?
You should be mindful of excessive sweating, feeling dizzy, extreme hunger, and sudden mood swing if you are prone to low sugar levels. Chronic headaches, tingling lips, trembling, and heart palpations should also be taken seriously, with quick medical attention provided to the person. Fainting can also occur, which is why instant action is key.
What is the best way to manage my sugar levels long term?
Regular tracking of sugar levels
Regularly taking your medication and tracking your sugar levels may be one of the best things you can do to manage your levels long-term.
Adding low GI foods, vegetables, and vitamin & mineral rich foods can help with sugar level management. This will also avoid crashing caused by eating processed or junk food.
Staying hydrated with water
You may be tempted to go for a juice, sugary drink, or alternatives to water when you are thirsty. You should prepare in advance for these situations and carry your own water to remain hydrated.
You can manage your sugar levels regularly through active lifestyle choices. Exercising, yoga, meditation, and other methods can help you maintain better control over your sugar levels.
What are the disadvantages of using a glucometer?
There are several advantages and disadvantages of using a glucometer and test strips for continuous measurement of your levels. A diabetes check machine or glucometer may be painful for many individuals with diabetes, as they may not prefer a pricking method each time.
There may be a higher risk of infection, skin issues, irritation, and other problems with constant skin pricking for checking levels. The end result of these may be non-compliance and the person not preferring to check their sugar levels regularly.
What is the cost of continuous glucose monitoring device in Kolkata?
The continuous glucose monitoring device cost in Kolkata is INR 2399, which includes monitoring for 14 days and insights on 15th day about your blood sugar levels. The Abbott Libre cost in Kolkata is optimized at INR 2399 for ease of access, convenience of tracking, and smart reporting via email.
You can also consult with a specialist before installing the device, to ensure that you're comfortable with the device as well. You can buy CGM diabetes monitor in Kolkata through MyDiagnostics and connect with us if you have any questions.
How do I contact MyDiagnostics for the Freestyle Libre CGM device in Kolkata?
You can reach out to us at +9108047166161 for any questions about the Abbott Freestyle Libre CGM device.
- This is an at home blood glucose monitoring sugar testing kit that reveals your glycemic profile, trends and patterns that may be used to monitor and manage diabetes.
- This testing kit includes the following
- 1 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Biosensor
- Sensor Application, readings and removal
- Turn Around Time - 24 hours from senor removal time
- This Freestyle Libre CGM sensor continuously monitors your glucose levels for 14 days and takes a reading every 15 minutes. Therefore, your glucose levels are monitored 1344 times day in and day out, even while you are sleeping.
- This test ensures that there is no multiple pricking. This single prick sensor is inserted to keep up with your daily activities
- Individuals suffering from diabetes
- Fasting for 8-12 hours before inserting the CGM sensor is preferred
- Do not consume alcohol 12-14 hours before testing