Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) has become a new trend in Diabetes management and wellness. CGMs are wearable devices that constantly monitor glucose level in real time, eliminating the need of constant finger pricking. CGM devices are primarily used by the people with type 1 Diabetes, but in recent times there has been an increase in usage by the people with type 2 diabetes and even by the people without diabetes, who are just interested in tracking their glucose levels for wellness purpose.
In recent years, the market for CGMs has grown significantly with some leading company like Medtronic and some new startups like Dexcom and Abbott who are paving the way. In fact, according to Vantage Market Research, the global CGM market is expected to reach $13.24 billion by 2028. CGMs not only provide real-time glucose monitoring, but they also provide valuable data that can be used to adjust diet and exercise regimens, medication dosages, and lifestyle choices. CGMs with times are becoming more user-friendly and accessible, with many devices now integrating with smartphone apps to provide personalized insights and alerts. The integration of CGMs with wearable technology comes in the same realm with companies like Apple and Fitbit who are reported to be developing their own CGM devices.
The rise of CGMs has not only transformed diabetes management but also opened up new possibilities in the wellness industry. By providing real time data on glucose levels, CGMs can help people make informed decisions about their health and wellness. In fact, some experts predict that CGMs could become the next big thing in preventative health, allowing people to identify and address health issues before they become serious problems.
However, there are some concerns around the accuracy and reliability of CGMs as well as their high prices. Not only that, many experts caution against using CGMs as it is important to use them under proper medical guidance and supervision.