My son Santi is 3 yrs old, dx at 18 months. We used shots for only a month after his diagnosis, and then started pumping with OMNIPOD. After 6 months or so on the OMNIPOD, and with the help of our ENDO, our insurance company finally approved DEXCOM in a monthly basis. At the end of this month, we need to ask for approval again.
Our experience with the DEX has been little dissapointing. We find that meter readings vary more from 60 to150pts off the METER readings at least 60% of the time-- either low or high-- . We have followed the recommendations made by DEXCOM customer service, CDE & Doctors as far as site placement & insertion procedures and tips for this forum.
We have come to the conclusion that the only reading worth noting to take corrections for highs or treating lows are the ARROWS or trends shown by DEX. Also, during sick time is very useful as it allows us to anticipate the effects of the medicine and react promptly.
I read another discussion here where some of you have had this calibration issue. I thought the DEXCOM could work better as my son ages. Any input, ideas, or recommendations are very welcomed. MERRY XMAS!
Has anyone compared DEX with NAVIGATOR?