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Tips for Using a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor

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Dexcom sensor.
Dexcom

Alcohol wipes.
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Calibrate your CGM regularly and accurately


Standing in a shower.
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More calibrating tips


Alarm clock
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Use your CGM alarms proactively


Woman drinking a glass of orange juice.
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Be careful when correcting a low blood sugar


Dexcom mobile app.
Dexcom

Understand and work with your trend arrows


Pill
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Be aware of the acetaminophen effect


Simpatch
Simpatch

How to keep your sensor attached


Surgical tape.
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Tape down your sensor patch


Skintac wipes.
Torbot

Use adhesive wipes to help your sensor stick


Using a planner schedule.
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Get more than a week from your sensor


Diabetes sensor.
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You can change the location of your sensor


Sugarmate
Wild Village/Sugarmate

Use a Dexcom-compatible app


Mary Shomon

Mary Shomon

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Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and New York Times bestselling author who empowers readers with information on thyroid and autoimmune disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health from an integrative perspective. Mary has been a leading force advocating for more effective, patient-centered hormonal healthcare. Mary also co-stars in PBS’ Healthy Hormones TV series.

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