Hi! My daughter has type 1 - she is almost 4 years old- diagnosed 1/2009 - started Omnipod 11/2009 - just started CGM - the Minimed CGM (standalone - no pump) - we chose the Minimed because the sensor took up less skin area than the DexCom. We have to put it in her buttock since there is not enough room/fat in her abdomen. The problem is how much it hurts her. We used the numbing cream and tried to put in while she was sleeping - she woke up screaming. Is there anyone who is using this on a young child- I need tips! Inserting the Omnipod is a piece of cake - she just flinches and we don't use the numbing cream (can't remember the name - it is prescription - we need to leave it on for 30 minutes covered) but its needle is a lot shorter than the CGM.
Any help would be appreciated - we like it when it is working but are finding it difficult to give her so much pain. She is even in discomfort after we remove it - doesn't want us to touch the area for days.