I am the caregiver for my wife. She was diagnosed at Mayo in November 2018 with mild dementia, amnestic type. She is a Type 1 diabetic and has been on insulin pump since 1996. She has some extreme highs and lows. Her endocrinologist doctor is recommending that she get on the continuous glucose monitor to help alert her when she is going high or low. She really doesn’t want to insert another device on her body. As caregiver I will need to assist her when the device gives warnings, etc. I have recently (last 3-4 months) started to assist with her pump. Has anyone had some experience with how a person with dementia handles both an insulin pump and a glucose monitor?
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