If you are seeing a diabetes consultant this is the best place to start. Discuss your needs and explore with the consultant or the diabetes specialist nurse whether you are likely to benefit from using CGM. An increasing number of diabetes clinics have a CGM system that they can lend to a patient to trial for a few days, or if they are having difficulty with their control. This will give you an idea of what’s involved with CGM and whether it might be suitable for you. CGM is still quite a new technology so you may find consultants who do not know much about CGM or feel there is insufficient evidence to support its use. Even if your consultant is supportive of you having CGM, they may not be able to get you funding for it.
You may decide that the extra information provided by CGM is worth the cost of self-funding.