"We also get ??? on a new sensor sometimes, especially at night. We have noticed that since we started a new insertion technique, we get them less. We use arm sites for my daughter which aren't super fatty. I read somewhere about rocking the…"
"I know you can get it online and possibly in pharmacies. We get it from our pump company. We use Uni-Solve (which we get from Amazon) for removal. They are remover wipes and we just wipe the whole thing down and let it set for a minute and then I…"
"Hi, my daughter is nearly 3 and we have been using the Dexcom for about 7 months.
Tips and tricks:
1) We always cut a hole in a piece of IV3000 and put it on over. It lengthens the life of our sensors considerably. Prevents them starting to peel…"
"My daughter started on the Ping at 27 months old and we didn't find the transition too difficult. Sorting out the basal settings is much faster if you have a CGM. I would advise you to start watching YouTube videos of how to bolus, do a site…"
"I would like to hear suggestions on this topic as well. My daughter's favorite free foods are sliced salami and turkey dogs but I feel bad giving her too much of those because of the saturated fat. She doesn't like eggs. She will sometimes…"
"We have inserted on the back of the arm exclusively because my daughter is so little (2yo). It has worked out very well, once we got acclimated. It's nice because it's completely out of her way and usually covered by a shirt sleeve. We…"
"My daughter is 2.5 years old and started using a CGM 3 months ago. We also chose the Dexcom even though, at the time, it wasn't covered by insurance and the MM was. This was because SO MANY parents told me how much MM hurts and because…"
"My daughter was diagnosed at 25 months and was pumping by 27 months. She adjusted to it easily and much preferred it to MDI. She has never tried to detach it nor could she. We use the Contact Detach infusion set which has an extra adhesive area for…"
"Hi there. My daughter is 2.5 and has been pumping since August. It is awesome and we love it. We have much better control and her A1C has dropped significantly. We no longer have tons of scary lows like we did when we were on MDI. Of course, in…"
"Prior to this we were testing about every 2 hours during the day and we are still testing about that much. I think over time as we get used to the Dex, we will not have to test as often - more like only for bolusing and verifying lows and highs. We…"
"My daughter just started on the Dexcom CGM. She is 2 years old. We are new to it so I'm not the most experienced person but I can tell you that we went with the Dexcom because of the much smaller gauge and the long-lasting sensors. The gauge on…"
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