Sugar Surfing Lesson: Awareness drives action

“There isn’t any good or bad, everything is either a product of pure awareness or sheer ignorance” Ramana Pemmaraju

The first step of our daily journey with diabetes begins with awareness. Prior to the development of CGM, it took a minute or more to stop what I was doing and check my blood sugar. In the earliest days of glucose meters this action took several minutes. In the CGM era it takes a mere second or two to create awareness of one’s blood sugar levels and how they are trending in time.

The ability to be instantly “glucose aware” has been truly transformational. Large scale studies prove a definite connection between CGM viewing frequency and positive patient outcomes. Awareness matters.