Reference Guide for Integrating Continuous Glucose Monitoring Into Clinical Practice

Diabetes Educ. 2019 Feb;45(1_suppl):3S-20S. doi: 10.1177/0145721718818066. Epub 2018 Dec 13.


Purpose: Large randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in persons with type 1 diabetes and insulin-treated type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this article is to provide basic knowledge about CGM technology, discuss the use of CGM data in clinical practice, and direct clinicians to online resources that provide comprehensive information and tools relevant to patient selection, education/training, and reimbursement.

Conclusions: Effective use of CGM requires all members of the health care team to become knowledgeable and skilled in integrating CGM into their practices and in teaching their patients how to safely incorporate CGM use into their daily diabetes self-management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / methods
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / standards*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*


  • Blood Glucose