Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and Pumps info

Dexcom CGM

Library of videos: https://www.dexcom.com/training-videos

Uploading receiver to Clarity at home: https://www.dexcom.com/training-videos/using-dexcom-clarity-on-your-computer

G6 app set up and getting started: https://www.dexcom.com/training-videos/getting-started-g6-app

– also, see attachments (‘CARELINK’ resource: blue adapter (USB) is needed & it’s shipped w/their pump for free

 

Libre CGM

– How it works? Create account: https://pat.libreview.io/

– Quick start guide: https://pat.libreview.io/articles/qsg/

– Additional Support/Tools/Videos: https://pat.libreview.io/support

 

Medtronic Pumps

Patients on MiniMed 770g can upload 2 ways

  1. Using the Minimed mobile app and a compatible smartphone it will upload their pump automatically to carelink once they link them
  2. If they don’t have a compatible smartphone, they can manually download their pump at home with the blue adapter

In either case you can then connect to their carelink personal account with their username/password and see data remotely. 

 

Tandem Pumps

– Connect on their computers: https://tconnect.tandemdiabetes.com/GettingStarted/

-T:Connect mobile app : app will automatically upload their data to the t:connect cloud without having to plug in via USB cable. 

Link: https://www.tandemdiabetes.com/products/software-apps/tconnect-mobile

 

Diabetes Sick Day Rules

  • If you get sick, your blood sugar can be hard to manage. You may not be able to eat or drink as much as usual, which can affect blood sugar levels.  Your doctor may ask you to test your blood sugar more often when you’re sick. That’s because when your body releases hormones to fight the illness, those hormones can also raise your blood sugar levels and increase how much insulin you need. This is especially important for people with type 1 diabetes since they depend on insulin to live. 
  • When your body doesn’t have enough insulin, it starts breaking down fat as fuel, which produces ketones. When too many ketones are produced too fast, they can cause diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. DKA is very serious and can cause a coma or even death.
  • If you think you may have DKA, use an over-the-counter kit to test your urine for ketones. If ketones are present, call your doctor right away. You’ll probably need to go to the hospital for treatment.
  • When you are sick even if your blood sugar is within your target range, continue taking your insulin and diabetes pills as usual.
For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/managing/flu-sick-days.html