1. What is POCTech CGM？
POCTech CGM is a device that provides continuous insight into glucose levels throughout the day and night, providing users additional information to help with their diabetes management.
2. What kind of population is recommended to use POCTech CGMs?
Diabetic patients or other people who need to monitor bloodglucose changes are recommended. POCTech CGMs provides continuous insight into glucose levels, therefore helps users to explore the impacts of the diet,medication, exercise, emotional and other factors on blood glucose fluctuations.
3. I am a pregnant woman, who was recently diagnosed gestational diabetes. Can I use POCTech CGMs to monitor blood sugar?
You can use POCTech CGMs if your doctor recommend. Please select the upper arm as the implant site. Avoid abdominal implantation.
4. Do I need a surgery to implant the sensor?
No need. Users can follow the product manual to completethe implantation. The implantable injury is very small.
5. When can I wear the sensor?
Upper arm or abdomen.
When choosing the site for the sensor, consider the following:
A flat area of skin with adequate subcutaneous fat
Avoid areas that are constrained by clothing or belt
Avoid areas that involve rigorous movement during exercise
Avoid areas that be pressed during sleeping, e.g. Choose left upper arm instead of right arm if you sleep more on the right side.
Avoid skins with scars or irritation
200px away from the insulin injection/infusion site
6. Will I be able to feel the sensor while I'm wearing it?
Seldom. The sensor is made of flexible material with a good human biocompatibility. A few people may feel the sensor in the first hour, but it will gone in couple hours. In extreme cases, slight tenderness may be felt when the sensor/transmitter is pressed, as long as it does not affect the normal operation of the sensor, it is recommended to continue to use it.
7. Why are the CGM readings different from my meter readings sometimes?
This is quite normal. Glucose sensors measure your interstitial glucose level while blood glucose meters measure your plasma blood glucose level. Most of the time glucose travels first to your blood and then to your interstitial fluid. Because of how glucose travels, your BG meter reading sand sensor glucose readings will rarely match exactly. When using your CGM, you should concentrate on trends and patterns instead of individual values.