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I am wanting to get a CGM but I am NOT on the pump. Do I need to be on the pump in order to get a CGM, or could I have one without the other?

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you can have one without the other. look into dexcom!

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Clifton, NJ
I think you can have a CGM and then your endocrinologist can download the numbers instead of the numbers being linked to a pump. I may not be right but I seem to think I am. I'm curious to see what others write also

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Brampton, CAN
Thank you Chloe and**** Chloe, I'm assuming you're a fan of the Dexcom, if you don't mind me asking what do you like about it and from what I see there are only a couple different CGM makes out there. or am I missing some?

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Clifton, NJ
I have the enlite either Medronic pump. don't use it too often. don't love having two sites. don't know much about the Exxon but hear good things about that too. if I were you I'd do a lot of research and watch the tutorials on the company's websites.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Clifton, NJ
sorry about the auto correct. I tried to say the dexcom and we use the Medronic pump

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Brampton, CAN
I've been looking at them for a while now but I am not sure about the readings, I've read peoples comments and the manufacturers comments about having different readings from the cgm to finger tests. which one would I trust?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Brampton, CAN
both readings will vary but not drastically, it's one concern I have.

Reading, PA
DexCom is generally more preferable for accuracy and comfort. U dont need a pump.

nope, it's mainly minimed and dexcom. from what I've seen with friends and my own experience, dexcom is more accurate and lasts longer. dexcom is a standalone CGM system that can be used without a pump and has its own receiver.

CGM is to show you patterns and trends. it does not replace finger sticks

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