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The GluCurve takes glucose reading once every minute for up to 14 days. 14 days of use may not be reached due to muscle/joint activity that can cause the sensor probe to deviate from its optimal position or become damaged, or if the sensor is bitten, scratched, or knocked off the pet.
Ensure the GluCurve is applied to a flat area with minimal bending of the skin. We highly recommend using protective measures such as thick or nylon like clothing, harnesses that cover the GluCurve, or e-collars and cones. While well tolerated by most pets, protective measures are the only way to ensure some cats and dogs don’t bite or scratch the sensor off.
Over the 14 day use life of the GluCurve an average variance around 10% is to be expected, but any single reading could have a 0-20% variance. There are four important factors in how CGM accuracy works that must be understood:
- All diabetes testing equipment (for humans and animals) will have a variance from lab testing which is considered the true level. Blood Glucose Meters (BGM) consist of using a lancet to draw blood, placing it on a test strip and inserting it into a meter. The FDA guidance for human BGMs is +/- 15%, whereas the FDA guidance for human CGMs is +/- 20% > 80mg/dL and 20 points < 80mg/dL. The FDA does not provide guidance on diabetes testing for animals.
- All CGMs (for humans and animals) are less accurate in the hypoglycemic range due to the nature of the technology, this is why the FDA guidance for human use switches from 20% accuracy to 20 points under 80 mg/dL.
- All CGMs (for humans and animals) are less accurate during spikes or drops in glucose. This is due to CGMs reading interstitial fluid glucose (IG) which is 5-15 minutes behind blood glucose (BG). An advanced algorithm has to both convert the IG readings into a BG reading and predict what the reading will be to eliminate the lag time.
- All CGMs (for humans and animals) may experience a variance in accuracy during the first few hours of use due to the immune system response to the sensor probe.
The GluCurve warranty covers manufacturer defects only, sensors that come loose or fall off are not covered under any circumstances. Human error and/or animal error are not covered. Sensor failure before 14 days is not covered unless caused by manufacturing error, the most common cause of failure is muscle/joint activity that causes the sensor probe to deviate from its optimal position or become damaged.
When applied, a guide needle in the applicator deploys a 7-8mm electrode into the interstitial fluid of the animal where glucose oxidase enzymes on the electrode interact with glucose in the interstitial fluid to create minute amounts of current. The current is translated into blood glucose levels using an advanced algorithm and displayed in the veterinary web portal and the pet owner app.
No! The pet will be able to feel that something is attached due to the adhesive pad, but they cannot feel the electrode.
The GluCurve contains a memory chip that saves up to 14 days of data until it is uploaded. Anytime you are logged into the GluCurve app within Bluetooth range (20ft without obstruction) the data will be uploaded to your GluCurve app. The information will also be uploaded to the veterinary web portal when internet access is available.
Yes! But be mindful the GluCurve is attached to the pet's skin using an adhesive pad, excessive running or movement can loosen the adhesion.