How many test do you do a day, by using your dexcom CGM

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Normally I stick to the two per day as needed by the CGM. But when I get farther along on a sensor, like near or after 2 weeks, I test a few more times just to make sure the sensor has not stopped working well enough to continue using.

Most days, I still test around 4 times, or when I take shots with meals, etc. I also try and test if I am going to make a correction, just to be sure the Dexcom is on target. Admittedly, I do occasionally test just the minimum two for calibration, but not generally.

I still test 8-9 times per day. Today my sensor said 110 with a 4pm drop and I was 44. I believe the trend but not the absolute number. I test when I wake up, before boluses, before bed, before and after exercise, and when I feel differently than the dexcom number.

Usually I also stick to the 2 that are needed. But when the 4th week starts, I might have to check litlle bit more.

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