March 5, 2021
Like most parents after their child has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Cindy Voss found herself overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted. With an active 10-year old whose glucose levels would drop quickly and unexpectedly, Cindy found herself constantly worrying and would get up every couple of hours throughout the night to prick her son Mathew’s finger to get a blood sugar reading. It is a story familiar to many parents in the T1D community.
After doing some research and consulting with Mathew’s doctor, they decided to try the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System – and their life hasn’t been the same since.
Now, Mathew wears a sensor on his abdomen that continuously measures his glucose levels, without him having to prick his finger* to get a reading. His glucose data is displayed on his phone†, and he can be alerted if his glucose levels are heading too high or too low so he can take action, especially since he doesn’t always feel his symptoms coming on.
Meanwhile, Mathew’s Mom Cindy has the Dexcom Follow app‡, which allows her to see Mathew’s glucose levels remotely – whether he is at school, out riding his bike, or over at a friend’s house. Cindy also gets glucose level alert notifications on her phone, which she says have been enormously valuable – particularly when she can’t be with Mathew, and especially overnight. It has allowed her to sleep better and to give her son more freedom to be a kid, which has been such a blessing for their whole family.
“Dexcom CGM has given Mathew so much more confidence now and allowed me to worry so much less. It has changed our whole family’s life and I can’t imagine trying to manage Mathew’s diabetes anymore without it.”
To see if the Dexcom G6 could be a valuable tool for you and/or your child’s diabetes management, ask your healthcare professional for a free sample.
Visit www.dexcom.com for more information about the Dexcom G6.
*If your glucose alerts and readings from the Dexcom G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
† For a list of compatible devices, go to www.dexcom.com/compatibility.
‡ Following requires the use of the Follow App and an Internet connection. Followers should always confirm readings on the Dexcom G6 App or Receiver before making treatment decisions.