Hi - does anyone have any experience with starting a young child on a pump and a continuous glucose monitor at the same time?
My daughter is 3, was diagnosed 2/18/09, and is having trouble with wild BS swings (her A1c was 9.1 too). At the same time, my wife and I are at our wits end with constant checking her for lows - we are up once or twice a night to check her BS, and even when she is awake during the day, she will have a lows and give no indication of being low. Last week she was running around perfectly happy and we happened to check her and she was at 44. It was pretty scary, especially since we had no indication otherwise. So we thought getting her on a CGM might be a good idea.
We are definitely committed to switching her from shots to a pump, as is our doctor, but when my wife and I inquired about also starting her on a CGM at the same time, everyone from the doctor to the diabetes educator has tried to talk us out of it (at the same time as the pump). They seem to think its too much technology to handle, too much for our daughter to handle all at once. We feel like we can handle it and its worth trying - I'm also T1 and we are at least somewhat knowledgeable about all this.
Anyway, has anyone else had experience with switching to both a pump and a CGM in a small time with a small child?