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Exciting New Product for Diabetes Patients

Exciting New Product for Diabetes Patients

Dexcom Glucose MonitorBrodstone Memorial Hospital has a new device, Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor, that is placed on an individual to wear comfortably at home for up to 7 days.  It gives a glucose reading every 5 minutes, and helps individuals determine how food, exercise, medication, and stress affects glucose numbers, even into the next day.  What we find is patients may have a good fasting sugar, and never check it again throughout the day. This monitor tracks continual readings throughout the day and night.   This helps determine what part of the day a patient has elevated numbers, and adjustments can then be made.   Some insurance does not cover a continuous meter. This new, easy to use, diagnostic tool is a great alternative and can be used several times a year. 

We are seeing patients benefit from the information this device has recorded.  A report goes to your healthcare provider for evaluation.  Medicines and/or lifestyle changes can then be made.   Check with your healthcare provider if you are interested.  Brodstone Memorial Hospital staff will contact your insurance to check for coverage. 

Please call Sue Guilkey, Diabetes Educator, at 402-879-4432, ext #5291 for more information. This is a simple and very effective way to learn more about your diabetes health and control.