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I just started the CGM and the alarm for low is ALWAYS going off... Even if I'm not low. Anyone have any suggestions?

7 Answers
Seaside, CA
What company? When my son got his, we had that problem. We had to change quite a few of the alarm parameters. Did you set it up yourself?

with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Parma, OH
Is it the Dexcom g4 CGM?

Pittsburgh, PA
What kind of cgm did you get? In my experience with Enlite, it took about 6 weeks of continuous wear for the sensors to "learn to read me". I've heard this from others online as well.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
San Diego, CA
This happened to me also and my Dexcom CGM was always highly inaccurate about my numbers. I don't use a CGM anymore because of all the issues it caused for me. it just doesn't work with my body. i hope they come up with new things in the future.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995.
Temecula, CA
I add 10 points to every calibration. The algorithms intentionally under report to reduce the possibility of a missed low. That's why your Cgm data will always be lower than your a1c.

My Dexcom is usually within 2-8 points of my meter. Due to an allergic reaction, I could never get the enlight to work.

The first day can be off. Try not to over calibrate and try to calibrate when only on ➡️. It will help. Aside from first day try not to calibrate more then dex asks for. Did u get an adult recover or pediatric? If pediatric and still in your 30 day window I would ask endo to write a scrip for adult and send the pediatric back.