Rachel - posted on 01/18/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is 22 months old and diagnosed last April at 13 1/2 months of age. She is on injections (no talk yet from endo about a pump for her). My husband is Type 1 as well (dx'd at age 13 yrs) and both he and dd went on the Dexcom Seven (continuous glucose monitor) in late Sept '08. It works only so-so for both of them. When it's working, it's great, but it's hard to trust it and we have various issues...hard to find a good site (tried upper butt, which worked fairly well but sometimes didn't work at all, and lately switched to thigh, but she's bonking into it a lot there and tonight it just plain fell out). I'm wondering if anyone has experience with CGM, esp. with the Dexcom, and has any advice or insights to share. Also, for CGM or pump users, what do you do to attach the apparatus to your child's body? With my daughter being so young, we've just been carrying around her receiver but she goes out of range fairly often, plus it's tiresome to try to move it with her all the time. If we attach it to her waist on her pants she'll usually just take it off, and/or it falls off, so I need a more reliable way to attach it to her. Any suggestions welcome!