Hi Shawn! Our 3 year old was diagnosed just a few months ago and we are already on a CGM! Before the CGM, we did her “bedtime” check around 10:00 PM (she was asleep by then), and then again around 2:00 AM. We were told to target a blood sugar of 140 or greater for her bedtime reading (approximately 3-4 hours after dinner).
After the CGM, things get less stressful. We get alarms in the middle of the night for lows, after which we will give her some juice. The CGM is wonderful in that it shows you the direction of her blood sugars (going up, down, or steady). This information is so invaluable!
It is not difficult to keep the CGM on our 3 year old. We place it on her lower back, above the butt, and alternate sides weekly. She doesn’t even notice it’s there, and it’s never failed to last the whole week. The most difficulty we have is when we have to change the sensor (weekly). Even though it doesn’t hurt her, she still freaks out about it some. But less than a minute after it’s over, she’s off playing again.
Best of luck!