Hello all, I am somewhat new here and my family is new to T1D (March 23rd of this year). Yesterday the Endochrinologist approved us for the G5 for our 8 year old. He said the G6 upgrade will be coming soon and there is a chance we may get that one instead (which is fine by me, I believe it is released next month). We are looking forward to it. I have a co-worker who was diagnosed with T1 when she was 11 years old and she has the G5 and says good things about it.
This means we will have to get our 8 year old daughter a cell phone. We currently use Straight Talk and I was planning on getting her an iPhone 6 (they are actually pretty cheap now). It seems the Dexcom works best with an iPhone. My wife has a Galaxy S7 and I have an older Android phone with version 5.1. I know the Dexcom app works with the iPhone 6 (G5 and G6). My questions is about the Dexcom Follow app (bear with me, again this is all new to us). Does it work with an older Android like mine? I really don’t want to have to upgrade several phones just to get the app to work but if I have to, I have to. I assume the “follow” app will work just fine with my phone. When I talked to the Dexcom rep they said refer to the website but it seems to only cover the information on the G5 and G6 app, not so much the “follow” app.
Any help would be appreciated. Looking forward to getting this as we believe it will make our lives a bit easier. She isn’t ready for a pump yet (only gets 5 units of Levemir a day and Novalog when needed and so far Novalog isn’t needed very much we do a lot of carb counting but are still in the honeymoon phase and that will eventually change and that’s when a pump will be needed).
Thanks in advance for any help.