Caregiver Guide: Scenarios of Diabetes Treatment Decisions Using Dexcom G6
This resource narrates a hypothetical day for nine-year-old Max, who has type 1 diabetes. Max uses the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System, takes multiple daily injections, and is being cared for by his grandmother for part of a weekend.
Topics explained in the guide include:
- An overview of CGM basics
- The differences between CGM and a blood glucose meter
- How to make treatment decisions related to exercise, lows, meals, and bedtime
- How to use the Dexcom Follow app
- How to calibrate
A series of educational books and activity sheets are available here to help parents talk with their children about diabetes. The New Adventures of Dexton is a story written in diary format from the...