Glucose Sensors


Glucose Sensors – are devices which allow for measuring glucose levels in the fluid beneath the skin. They do not measure blood sugar directly, but provide a functional extrapolation to a patients blood sugar. Typically, a sensor in placed into the skin and stays in place for a week, measuring glucose status every few minutes. It is important to note it is still necessary to perform several finger-sticks daily so the sensor system may be properly recalibrated. The sensor may be programmed to give an alarm if sugars are above or below a selected threshold, so the best utility for the sensor is in patients who have unawareness of low sugars.