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Medtronic Introduces Envision™ Pro Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System in Europe
The glucose data collected by the Envision recorder generates up to five diagnostic reports that are reviewed by healthcare professionals with their patients. The main report, Pattern Snapshot, uses advanced pattern recognition algorithms to help advance the conversation between the healthcare provider and patient by identifying daily patterns of high and low sugar levels and their association with food, medication, exercise and sleep. With these insights, providers can facilitate therapy adjustments and provide lifestyle change recommendations to their patients in order to minimize excursions and the associated risk of complications. The Envision Pro CGM system provides accurate data that is blinded to the patient to obtain an unbiased view of their real-world glucose levels. It also has comprehensive event tracking features and easy-to-read reports, making it easier for physicians to have needed therapy discussions with their patients.
The Envision Pro system was designed with ease of use as a top priority. For instance, patients no longer need to calibrate the CGM through fingersticks. Also, there is no need to return the sensor or recorder to their physician, as both pieces are now fully disposable. The recorder communicates wirelessly with the patient’s smartphone allowing automatic data uploading so that the healthcare provider obtains the data seamlessly and can run reports remotely without additional in-office visits.
“Fingersticks and A1C only show part of how a person’s sugar levels are fluctuating throughout the day," said Professor Dr.
About Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) measures glucose levels every 5 minutes using a tiny sensor inserted beneath the skin, typically in the abdomen or upper arm. There are two forms of CGM – real-time CGM and professional blinded CGM. Real-time CGM is a patient-focused tool that allows a patient with diabetes to understand how insulin and their lifestyle affect glucose levels throughout the day. It is meant to be worn for months and years. Professional blinded CGM records glucose levels just as frequently but is designed for the healthcare professional to get an unbiased snapshot of glucose trends over a week, since the glucose levels are masked and the patient can not react to real-time values during the evaluation period. It is generally used just a few times a year. The reports can empower healthcare providers with additional insights to help them develop personalized treatment plans for their patients in less time, for better diabetes management.
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1Envision™ Pro system is not approved for use in the U.S
Source: Medtronic plc