Off-shelf glucose monitors prove accurate for dialysis patie
New research reveals that a factory-calibrated continuous glucose monitor (CGM) may be sufficiently accurate for use by people on dialysis, a group often plagued by dangerous swings in blood-sugar levels. Managing blood-sugar levels is a particular challenge for patients on dialysis, which is a procedure to filter blood for patients whose kidneys can no longer do so adequately. Patients on dialysis often suffer from "hypoglycemia," or low blood sugar, which is potentially deadly. That means that these patients need highly reliable, accurate ways to track their blood sugar.