Continuous Glucose Monitor

What is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)?
A Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) automatically tracks your glucose levels, throughout the day and night. January uses a CGM to continuously pull glucose l...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:13 AM
Do I need a CGM reader?
Nope! The cool thing about the CGM that we use is that you don't need a reader to scan your CGM. You’ll use your smartphone to scan the glucose sensor.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:14 AM
Should I wear the January patch over my CGM sensor?
We strongly recommend it! While the CGM device is water resistant and sweat resistant, the waterproof patch provided in your January Kit gives an extra leve...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:15 AM
How do I apply my CGM?
First, find the best place to apply the sensor. The best placement is usually:  On your non-dominant arm  On the backside of your arm A few inches away ...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:19 AM
Does applying the CGM hurt?
Although the CGM has a small needle, most people don’t feel more than a slight pinch when inserting it. Once applied, the needle no longer stays in your arm...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:20 AM
Is the CGM invasive?
The CGM device is minimally invasive. Each device has a tiny filament that sits just below the skin.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:20 AM
What should I do if I see very low blood glucose readings?
Sometimes, the CGM needs a day or two to adjust to your body to accurately read your levels. It still might be in the process of calibrating your body. Aft...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:22 AM
Can I take a shower with my CGM?
It’s absolutely fine to shower with a CGM. Your CGM adhesive is strong enough to stay on your arm while showering — and covering it with your waterproof Jan...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:22 AM
Can I swim with my CGM?
Yes, you can swim, as long as it is not submerged more than 3 feet or kept underwater longer than 30 minutes at a time. We recommend adding a protective pat...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:23 AM
Can I wear my CGM in a sauna?
The ideal temperature range as defined by Abbott is between 50 ºF and 113 ºF. We’ve heard from members who did wear their CGM in hotter environments (ie: sa...
Fri, 22 Jul, 2022 at 11:23 AM