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CGM calibration question

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by cm4kelly, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. cm4kelly

    cm4kelly Approved members

    Apr 28, 2011
    For those of you with kids in school - I am trying to figure out the minimed CGM calibration.

    If you insert at A 9 PM on a Sunday, calibrate at 11:00PM on Sunday - then it needs another calibration in 12 hours - correct?

    What happens if you child is in school and it wants a calibration? Do you just say yes?

    Or do you try to use a different schedule system than this to get the calibration at night when you are home?

    Trying to figure this all out!
  2. JackyH

    JackyH Approved members

    Jan 7, 2010
    You can calibrate as often as you like as long as the BGs are stable and not dropping or rising fast - it just has to be at least every 12 hours. Therefore, in your situation, I would test before breakfast when BGs are generally the most stable after fasting and calibrate then. Then you will be good until you get home in the evening.
  3. mom2ejca

    mom2ejca Approved members

    Dec 9, 2008
    Our calibration schedule is: in the morning before breakfast, sometime in the afternoon (3-4pm), & around 10-11pm. The afternoon one sometimes gets pushed back to before dinner, if the timing is bad.
  4. hawkeyegirl

    hawkeyegirl Approved members

    Nov 15, 2007
    This is pretty much exactly our cal schedule as well.
  5. bradclark

    bradclark Approved members

    Nov 1, 2009
    Yep, we do pre-breakfast, pre-supper and pre-bedtime. We change sensors twice a week immediately after supper with first calibration pre-bedtime. Second calibration (within 6 hours) is usually right around the time we go to bed. This works for us.
  6. Ali

    Ali Approved members

    Aug 1, 2006
    Just for information reasons. Have you tried going 6 days on a sensor. I ask cause I actually tend to get my best results after 24 to 36 hours so if I changed every three days I would be lucky to get one full 24 hours of what I consider good numbers, plus I love not having to do the "whole insertion" stuff only once a week.:cwds::pali

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