All, I am new to the site, but not to diabetes. A year ago, I switched from the old standard to a Minimed pump and CGM. Now I wonder at the benefit of CGM. It seems as though the data is a) wide ranging, B) at least 30 minutes old. As a result, I've found almost no use for it, except that the CDE can download the info and track trending with it. This is a useful tool for the professionals, I suspect, but not so much for me. In fact, the reporting provided by Carelink Pro is much more valuable than the one they provide for patients, but unavailable, unless someone gives you a bootlegged copy and a password. Are you using CGM beneficially, and if so, would it help in knowing (right now, in real time) whether to eat or bolus? I got CGM for use during running, but I'm now back to stopping to test, and repsonding to the data...
For running the CGMS may not be great because of the lag time, but I love it. I have used the CGMS from Medtronic since they first came out. It was a long big thing like a lollipop in 2006. I was delighted when it got smaller. I use it 24-7 and I do bolus by the readings. The first day they may not be accurate but after that they should be. It depends on the calibration. I calibrate when I wake up and when I go to sleep. One other time would be before lunch. I have to say I cannot go one day without the CGMS. I don't know how I feel unless I see the number. I teach and travel a lot and need to know. I will be happier when the Enlite is available. That should be rather soon.
Enlight? What is that, and what is the expected timetable?
That is the new Medtronic sensor that has been ready for 2 years and available in Europe for one year but not yet aproved by the US FDA. If you are in another country maybe that is what you are using?