Directions for Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor

a device called a continuous glucose monitor. This device consists of a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is usually attached to her upper arm or her upper bottom area. She wears the receiver in a pouch around her waist. The Dexcom checks her blood sugar every 5 minutes and reports the reading on the receiver. The number that the Dexcom gives us is different from a typical finger stick reading. This device is checking the glucose in the interstitial fluid and can be about 15 minutes or so behind a finger stick reading. We like to call her Dexcom device “Dexie”!
________ wears

If Dexie beeps...
* Push OK on the front of the receiver

If Dexie says... HIGH - Press OK.
If it has been within 3 hours of eating (beginning of the day, lunch or snack) this will be because she has recently eaten and her blood sugar has spiked. If it has been over 3 hours since she has eaten, send her to the nurse to have her blood sugar tested.

LOW - Press OK.
You will see the bg number. Send her to the clinic to have her blood sugar checked.

Double Arrows Down - Press OK.
You will see the bg number. If the number is... * OVER 150, do nothing. If she continues to drop, Dexie will beep again to alert you. * UNDER 150, Send her to the clinic to have her blood sugar tested. Because the Dexcom can be about 15 minutes behind, her actual glucose reading could be low.

** If at ANY time ______ says she is hungry or feels low, send her to the clinic to have her blood sugar checked. She is never to go unaccompanied when low or feeling low!

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