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Healthy Living: New Tech for Diabetics

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People with type one diabetes are at risk for hypoglycemia, a dangerous drop in blood sugar that can cause confusion, seizures or loss of consciousness.

Monitoring blood sugar levels has traditionally required a finger prick several times a day.

Healthy Living explains how researchers want to know if older adults will adopt new technology designed to improve blood sugar control.

Continuous glucose monitors have been used by diabetes patients for the past decade, but not all CGMs are covered by Medicare.

A proposed federal rule to cover all CGMs may soon allow people with diabetes more choice in the type of diabetes technology they are able to use.

That change may take place this spring.

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