Hi all -
I’ve enrolled Will in Stanford’s CGM study for toddlers and am finding carrying around the CGM reader (?? - looks like a pager) is a real drag. He keeps running out of range and I’m constantly resetting the thing. Are there any people out there using both the OmniPod & CGM - this one is the Medtronic product. We got hooked up on Thursday and today went swimming today. I put a large tagaderm over the CGM and the tape came off in the water. I thought I was pretty careful about coming out of the water every 30 minutes or so but I guess not. So, this evening, we inserted CGM #2 (no issue for Will - we used lidocain and he didn’t seem to be phased by it).
So here are my questions -
- is it weird to carry around the transmitter (pager thingy) and how do you do that?
- what do you use to keep the CGM on in the pool?
Right now, I’m feeling thankful that we never had a traditional pump because of the hassle of carrying around this thing. I’m hoping this is totally user error on my part and am trying not to be discouraged. BTW - we have to wear it for two weeks blind (no data for us) so they can create a before the CGM picture. Someone please tell me this is worth the hassle…
Thanks in advance for the advice!!