My daughter had her quarterly endo appointment yesterday. During the last 3 months her 90 day average BG was down significantly from the previous reading at the last appointment. Understanding the imperfections of the BG average on the meter, we were all very surprised to find that her A1C was at the same level. Her endo felt strongly that we needed to at least do a seven day dexcom trial to see if we can narrow down what is occurring. Given these numbers, we of course concur.
Our daughter has the Omnipod. She is a very active 14 year old who is highly ranked in tennis. She checks her blood between 10 and 15 times a day. During a recent all day tennis tournament she checked her BG around 25 times because she could not get her levels to rise to a normal level throughout the day. Any community input would be greatly appreciated as to the pros and cons of the dexcom system for a young teenage girl. I am particularly curious to have input on the practicality of wearing the monitor when engaging in a sport like tennis or basketball. Another area where input would be appreciated is regarding the use of the system while performing on stage or in a march. She is a member of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Corps and performs two to three times per week. Is it practical to wear the system during performances or do the alarms make it impractical to utilize during musical performances?
Thanks for your input.