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Dexcom Study Shows Monitor Works for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A new study of Dexcom's G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor showed that more than half of the participants experienced a 10% or higher reduction in an important indicator for developing diabetes-related complications.

The 24-week study of blood glucose levels in 158 adults who have Type 2 diabetes and inject multiple doses of insulin daily showed significant reductions in Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). Mean HbA1c levels dropped by an absolute percent change of 0.8% in the CGM group and 0.5% in the control group, with 73% of the CGM users experiencing a drop of more than 0.5%, the study found.

A mean HbA1c reduction of 0.3% represents a meaningful improvement. Measuring HbA1c indicates how high a patient's blood glucose level has been on average over a period of 8-12 weeks.

The DIAMOND randomized trial did not, however, reveal any changes in hypoglycemia, a dangerous and often hidden effect of the disease. The study participants had extremely low baseline rates of hypoglycemia, limiting the CGM's ability to assess the benefit of measuring it, the company said.

Normal Blood Glucose reading?

What is the normal blood glucose reading for a non diabetic for fasting/after 2 hours of eating/morning check up? I am 21 years old. I heard less then 120 is the normal range but I got confused about when others said its 140 and lower .

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Normal Fasting Blood Sugar
A normal fasting blood sugar (which is also the blood sugar a normal person will see right before a meal) is:

83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less.

Many normal people have fasting blood sugars


Normal Fasting Blood Sugar
A normal fasting blood sugar (which is also the blood sugar a normal person will see right before a meal) is:

83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less.

Many normal people have fasting blood sugars


I'd say that 140-155 is on the high end of normal and could mean you have impaired glucose tolerance. To know for sure, you could make an appointment with your family doctor to have an oral glucose tolerance test, and then see what your doctor says.