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Caregiver Guide: Scenarios of Diabetes Treatment Decisions Using the Dexcom G5 Mobile

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This resource displays a hypothetical day for nine-year-old Max who has type 1 diabetes. Max uses the Dexcom G5 Mobile, takes multiple daily injections, and is being cared for by his grandmother for part of a weekend. Topics include CGM basics; differences between CGM and a blood glucose meter; making treatment decisions surrounding exercise, lows, mealtime, and bedtime; Dexcom Follow App; calibration and more.

Caregiver Guide: Scenarios of Diabetes Treatment Decisions (PDF)

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