My son was diagnosed a year ago and we have used finger sticks since then as his insurance would not cover a CGM. His insurance finally came around and we got one but it has been a series of mishaps with the thing since!
The first mishap occurred within 4 hours of wearing the thing. He jumped in a storage container in our backyard that he had filled with water and the Dexcom popped out when he came out of the water. I have since bought him some patches to keep the thing on in water, but it fell off again when he was in the tub. Any solutions for this? Is it okay to go in water? If it falls off, can we just push it back in?
The whole time he was in the backyard, the device that has the information on it kept saying that he was not in range. How do you manage the 20 foot range when someone is swimming? Or just an active kid in general. Does he need to have this device in his pocket at all times?
The next debacle happened when he was at his dad’s house so I don’t know the full story but I do know he had his lowest low that he’s had since diagnosis. It was a 36. The device said that he was 147. What happened? Now my kid is scared to use it again because he got so low. I feel like I’m a newbie all over again with this dang cgm!!!