To the parents of children who have diabetes who say that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) will be a “hassle,” or that it’s “just one more piece of equipment to carry around,” I say, “It can be lifesaving.” And I speak from experience—a lot of it. I have not one—but two—children with Type 1 diabetes.
The Dexcom CGM System, aka “Dexter” gives our whole family peace of mind knowing that we will be alerted when their levels are going too high or too low. With “Dexter,” my husband and I are a lot more comfortable and confident about the daily decisions we make with their diabetes management. I truly don’t know where we would be as a family without our trusted “Dexter.
I worry about the impact diabetes has on their health and wish they didn’t have to know a life of insulin, pumps and carb counting. Ever since the kids started using the Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System, I feel like I’m able to relax more and worry less. Using the Dexcom CGM System has given me the gift of focusing more on growing together as a family and cherishing good memories rather than being ruled by diabetes.
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