Pregnant Women Managing Diabetes with Dexcom G6 CGM System
Mar 23, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Alexis Dunn, PharmD. Candidate, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Continuous glucose monitoring systems like the Dexcom G6 can enable pregnant women to monitor blood glucose more effectively.
Pregnant women with diabetes have a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Stricter glucose goals are suggested to manage glucose levels but can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, so constant glucose monitoring for pregnant women is essential for improved glycemic control. In a previous study, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) was shown to improve pregnancy outcomes. Prior studies have demonstrated the advantages of continuous glucose monitoring over self-monitoring of blood glucose. Even though CGM systems are beneficial during pregnancy, most current CGM systems still do not include indications for pregnancy use....
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