If you have experienced pregnancy with T1D, did you make a plan for managing T1D and pregnancy with your healthcare provider before getting pregnant?
Have the Dexcom’s G7 so warm up time is half an hour. I usually place the sensor and then remove the old one. The sensor starts warming up as soon as you apply so usually warm up period is 20 minutes or so. I do check accuracy with a finger stick. For me it’s best to start new sensor in the morning. Seems to be erratic if I apply in the evening.
I look at CGM SG trends before I change, then depending what is going on I may check it once at 2 hrs and typically do a calibration after warm up. I try not to change sensor with an infusion set change because I always go up after a infusion set change.
Sometimes, it depends on what my bg is at the time of the change. If I am near target (80) and “flatlining”, then no. But if I am lower or higher than I like and the trend arrows indicated change, then I use the meter at 1 hour (I use the Decom G6, so there is a 2-hour warmup).
Depends entirely on circumstances. Travel across time zones or other complications with eating times (meetings one cannot leave, etc) can produce a need to eat during the warm up period, especially if travel means the warm up time moves relative to mealtimes, Then I use meter before meal (or sometimes after) during warm up. Otherwise, only if I experience the signs I recognize as likely to be going low or super high during the warm up. G6 which has 2 hour warm up; I did not know G7 warm up was only 30 minutes, another reason to want to get it — but as a current G6 user who got it via Medicare, I’m not even allowed to buy it myself until they decide I’ve had it long enough!
Always because I don’t want to start out of my range which is between 70 and 140. I want to start around 100 and when the CGM comes on I know whether I will need to calibrate.
In order for the sensor to be accurate, I try to insert it during a time when my BG will be stable.
I chose rarely.
Not only during the warm up, but the first 24h with Dexcom G6 is always wildly inaccurate, and I need to check my bg with a glucose meter.
I use the G6 so I change sensor only when I will be awake during 2 plus hours warm up .. just in case some problem with warm up comes up.
I never checked with a meter during warmup for years, but now, I find my BG seems to rise drastically during warmup (likely the stress of not knowing my BG). I’ve become very sensitive to stress. NOW, I meter at least twice during the 2 hour warmup. Waiting on Tandem to support the G7 so I don’t have to do that anymore!
If you use a CGM that requires a “warm-up period” before the sensor is active, how often do you need to check your blood glucose level with a glucose meter during the warm-up? Cancel reply
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I couldn’t say always because sometimes I’m sleeping, but otherwise it would be “always”.