Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a CGM?

The continuous glucose monitors or CGMs are a tool that we use to record your blood sugar levels.  They are installed in your upper arm and stay in place for 14 days.  The CGM captures your blood sugar levels every five minutes.

Can I shower with the CGM on?

Although the CGM is not waterproof, it is water-resistant in up to 1 meter (3 feet) of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes.

Can I exercise with the CGM on?

Yes. To ensure your CGM doesn’t come off, you may want to use a temporary bandage during strenuous exercise.

Will the CGM come off?

It shouldn’t fall off, however, do not pick at it and be careful not to rub it against a hard object.

What do I do if the CGM falls off?

Place the CGM in the case provided and bring it with you to your follow up visit.

Can I see my blood sugar levels?

The monitors record your blood sugar every five minutes. Our providers will take your sugar levels during your visit. Although you will not be able to see your blood sugar levels, the monitor will continue to record your glucose levels every five minutes.

When will I see my first results?

During your first follow up, our providers will scan your CGM and present to you the first four or five days of activity.

Still have questions?

Just call our office at 407-529-4257 to speak with a member of our team. We’re happy to help!

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