Doctor talking about CGM during pregnancy for women with type 2 diabetes

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Diabetes discussions: CGM during pregnancy

For people with diabetes, if you skip a meal during a busy day, it’s easy for your glucose levels to get off-balance. But for expecting mothers with diabetes, not keeping your levels in range can be more serious. Certified diabetes care and education specialist Gary Scheiner and Dexcom Warrior Dale discuss how continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology has helped her in her pregnancy**. For Dale, glucose control has become vital in her third trimester.
“I really wish I had had it back in the first trimester because my glucose levels were really unpredictable at that point,” she said. “I was going low a lot, and I know it would’ve helped me manage that better. As a mom of a toddler, it reminds me to eat# because sometimes I can completely forget if my whole morning’s gone, and that’s a good little reminder throughout the day that definitely helps to keep my levels where they need to be.”
Gary, also a Dexcom CGM user, finds measuring time in range more useful than an A1C test alone because it shows the quality of glucose control. Dale agreed.
“The CGM has really offered something that, honestly, up to this point, my endocrinologists have not,” she said. “I feel like I go in for the checkup and they just ask, ‘What’s your A1C at?’ Then they decide to keep the treatment or change it and then we move on. Having that data available to me daily is really helping how I manage the glucose levels on a day-to-day basis.”  
Watch the video to learn more about the benefits of CGM or read the transcript below.
The views expressed in this conversation are the speakers’ own and are not intended to be medical advice. Please consult your provider regarding your individual health needs. Gary and Dale are paid spokespersons of Dexcom, Inc
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Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring system is a diabetes management system indicated for people with diabetes ages two years and older. Arrow must be displayed with glucose number to make treatment decisions. §An internet connection is required for users to send their glucose data to Dexcom Clarity via a compatible smart device: Healthcare providers will only be able to view a user’s glucose data if the user elects to share it with them through Dexcom Clarity. ||Battelino T, et al. Diabetes Care. 2019;42(8):1593-1603. Compatible smart device sold separately. To view a list of compatible devices, visit #The Dexcom CGM alerts are based on glucose readings. The device itself does not remind users to eat. **Dexcom G7 can be worn during pregnancy for all types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, or gestational). ††Dale and Dr. Scheiner are paid spokespersons of Dexcom, Inc. 1 Beck RW, et al. JAMA. 2017;317(4):371-378. 2 Beck RW, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2017;167(6):365-374. 3 Martens T, et al. JAMA. 2021;325(22):2262-2272. 4 Šoupal J, et al. Diabetes Care. 2020;43:37-43. 5 Welsh JB, et al. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2022:19322968221099879.
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