New Infographic: Implantable CGM sensors
We do like a lively discussion at CMR but sometimes you can't resolve a debate until you have sound and reasonable information to back up your point. So we thought we'd get a clearer understanding for ourselves and look at why people with diabetes might choose to have an implantable CGM sensor and the reasons why others might choose not to.
With implantable CGM manufacturers aiming for every increasing sensor life, we were interested to see the impact sensor life had on likelihood to adopt implantable CGM. Some of the CMR team believed that the shorter the sensor life, the lower willingness to adopt would be with people being put off by frequent insertion procedures and scars. Others felt that longer sensor life would put people off because having something inside your body for a longer period could be seen as a risk. We decided the best way to find out was to ask!
Our overall finding was that regardless of sensor life, the appetite for implantable CGM remains high. We think this was because the sensor life is so long relative to most current CGM devices, all options outlined in our survey are attractive.
Take a look at our findings by downloading the infographic.