I don’t have diabetes, but I wore an implant that measures the sugar in my blood to see if I could hack my performance. I’d put it back on again if I could.

This is quite a fascinating article I found about someone wearing a Dexcom G6. Give it a read!


For a few weeks this fall, I had a pretty good idea of what was going on in my pancreas at any given time.

That’s because I was wearing a continuous glucose monitor, or CGM. The device uses a wire inserted into my skin to get an idea of the amount of blood sugar, or glucose, found in my blood.

It’s a prescription device typically used by people managing diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, conditions in which it’s harder to regulate the amount of blood sugar present in the body.

For those managing diabetes, checking on blood sugar levels is an important part of managing the condition, and it can be done either with periodic glucose meter readings taken by finger prick or with continuous monitors like those made by Dexcom, Abbott, or Medtronic.

The one I tested out: A Dexcom G6, a version of Dexcom’s CGM that got approved in March 2018.

To be sure, I’m not the intended user of a CGM.

“Ultimately, the whole goal is to prevent low blood sugars and to ensure that you can prevent low blood sugars while achieving glycemic control,” Dr. Adrian Vella, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota told me.

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