Hi all. Would love to get your thoughts on this device. As many of you know I’m always looking for the next technology advance in diabetes treatment/care. For those who don’t know, I am a big fan of Dexcom CGM. I currently wear the G5 and use it in conjunction with my iPhone so I do not carry a receiver. I have my own opinion on the Senseonic CGM, but will reserve that until I hear other thoughts.
I saw this through a tweet of Diabetes Mine. Below is taken directly from the article (http://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/senseonics-implantable-cgm-late-stage-study?platform=hootsuite#1) just to give a bit of background:
Eversense is a pill-sized sensor that’s placed entirely under the skin, probably in the upper arm when it goes to market, and would last at least 90 days before needing replacement. It would be inserted in a doctor’s office, with a couple of small incisions, and patients in the study have reported that it can take up to a couple weeks for the wound to heal. In the case of a sensor failure, the patient has to go in to have it removed and replaced.
I’m especially curious to hear what current CGM (Dex, Medtronic etc) think and if they would consider making the switch to something like this as it’s currently being marketed.