Dexcom G4 vs. Medtronic’s CGM
Here’s what we used to need with the Medtronic CGM:
With the Medtronic CGM we had to put a sticker under the CGM sticker because TJ reacted to the glue. Then we used a bigger sticker over it to keep it in place. We also had to wait for the transmitter to charge every time we changed it (every 3 days).
The Dexcom is so much easier! No charging, no visible scary needles. All we need is the sensor/inserter (all one piece) and an alcohol wipe.
Here’s how we change TJs sensor now:
This is one happy boy! “It doesn’t even hurt!” he says. And one happy mom, who depends on the graphs and trend arrows to keep his BGs in range–or as close as possible! Not to mention the ability to sleep through the night most nights, peacefully waiting for dex to wake me (or Tony–usually Tony) if TJ goes out of range.
Can I say it one more time? Thank God for Dex! 🙂
If you want to see what our Medtronic CGM insertions were like look here: http://wp.me/p2r3ON-8r Or if you want to see how bad they hurt look here: http://wp.me/p2r3ON-b5