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Dexcom g5 with ipod touch or phone?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Natalie Reid, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Natalie Reid

    Natalie Reid New Member

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    Hello,
    My 4 year old is going to preschool in September. I want her to share her dexcom with me while at school from her device to mine. What are you thoughts on using a ipod touch( wifi only)instead of phone with 4g? There is wifi at school, but wonder if I might have problems with it going out of wifi too often. It seems crazy to get her a phone with a plan at 4 years old since she won't be using it for anything other than her blood sugar, but I want her to be safe.
     
  2. ChrisDadT1

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    Sorry no ones answered you yet. I've never tried an IPOD touch, so I don't know if it would be good enough. Your concerns that the wifi may go in and out are valid. My advice is to just get her a phone - it's worth the extra cost for peace of mind.
     
  3. Eric's mom

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    We use the ipod touch at home even though he has a phone. It's always connected and we have great wifi. I'd check with the school and test it out. You can get the follow app and get alarms when there is no data. A good thing about the ipod is we bluetooth a speaker to it so it will wake him up at night while he's out of the country.
     
  4. Natalie Reid

    Natalie Reid New Member

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    Thank you both. I Am leaning towards getting her an iphone, just for piece of mind. Crazy at 4 years old. But I am nervous about the schools wifi. It works in all classrooms, but spotty on the playground.
     

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