Dex rep told me they have their ap for fda on partner product, but they cannot submit to FDA until the next gen sensor is actually approved...
I suppose they will also have to wait till the smaller pods are approved too,
so have to have both devices individually approved before the combo device can even be submitted? Is that right?
anyone then have an eta for the combo device to hit the market?
( for kennedy age 11)
i wonder if you could use emla cream, its a topical anesthetic we use to put iv's in kids, anyone know? i might try it for my 11 year old so we have a better chance of it not hurting! wow you are getting three weeks out of the sensors! that's great, what precentage of the time do you think the blood sugars are accurate? Just curious... and how often do you do fingersticks with the dex, do you still fingerstick premeal? or do you go off the dex readiong to bolus for lunch, I suppose breakfast and dinner you will definitely calibrate with those meals, but its the in between meals I'm curious about...
We use EMLA for every Dexcom insertion - haven't had any problems.
The sensor is not that long, and at an angle. My son is small and he wears his where "love handles" would be if he had them, and we use numbing cream and he hasn't had any problems with pain.
My 2 year old wears the Dexcom on his arm, and he's the skinniest kid I know to boot (only 5th percentile for weight). Finding sites on this kid for Dex AND his pump is like looking for buried treasure. He almost never complains about the Dex site insertion, and the rare times he cries it's literally for a couple of seconds. The wire is so thin and flexible, it's really not an issue.
I have learned so much from all of you, thanks.