Test: Getting the Most from Your CGM

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Test: Getting the Most from Your CGM 2017-02-01T19:26:20+00:00

Placement Test: Getting the Most from Your CGM

1) In relation to fingerstick readings, continuous glucose monitor data is usually:
A. 15-20 Minutes ahead
B. 5-10 Minutes ahead
C. 5-10 Minutes behind
D. 15-20 Minutes behind

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2) By analyzing downloaded CGM data, you can do all of the following except:

A. Measure the point at which ketones start to appear.
B. Determine your insulin action curve.
C. Fine-tune your basal insulin settings.
D. Evaluate your after-meal blood sugar spikes.

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3) Which is true about the glucose alerts on a CGM system?

A. They should be set aggressively from the moment you start using the system.
B. Fall rate alerts are generally more useful than rise rate alerts.
C. Predictive alerts should be set to catch lows as far in advance as possible.
D. The alerts are not of much value because of system inaccuracies.

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4) Which is not true about the sensor piece of the CGM system?

A. The sensor may be placed on a variety of fatty areas on the body.
B. Skin irritation is rare with sensor use.
C. Sensor performance worsens the longer it is used.
D. It is common for sensors to be used well beyond their intended life.

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5) The signal emitted from the CGM transmitter:

A. Does not travel well through water.
B. Tends to interfere with cell phones and wireless modems.
C. Is strongest if you keep the transmitter refrigerated when not in use.
D. All of the above.

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So How did you do?