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Love/Hate Relationship with CGM
My CGM often hurts when I insert it, since the minimed needle is freakin gigantic and the insertion is pretty rickety in comparison to inserting my infusion set. I know that we're waiting for the technology to improve, so I deal. I also have soreness on the third day where I almost count down to...
17 May 2012
Where is the best place to wear the sensor?
Getting my Dexcom tomorrow and just wondering where everyone like to wear it and if anyone has any tips, suggestions or advice for me?
3 Jan 2012
I currently have a medtronic pump and CGM. For the most part, I'm happy with it. What is bothering me the most is the type of sticky tape I'm using to cover it. I use the IV3000 tape. What I found is that it doesn't stick very well around the edges especially and that it irritates my skin...
23 Nov 2011
CGM for sale
I have a medtronic / minimed CGM I need to get rid of. I used it for about a month and it just wasn't for me. If anyone is interested in buying it please let me know. I had to pay quite a bit out of pocket for it. Any reasonable offer will be considered.
25 Aug 2011
Our Dexcom is up and running!
I am so excited! I came home today to find my daughter's Dexcom 7 plus had been delivered a day earlier than we expected. I felt like a kid at Christmas! We have been waiting for this for so long. Every low she would have without any symptoms would make me sick knowing there was a device out there...
13 Dec 2010
CGM Resource Website
Hey all, I just found out about a website Dexcom put together "for CGM insight, education, and tools". It looks like there will also soon be a community function, so we can share stories there, too. (Though, I'm not sure I want Dexcom knowing where I put my sensors, etc.... ha.) Thought...
19 Aug 2010
Re: Advice on getting CGMS
Hi All, Not sure what everyone thinks of this, but I have a Dexcom 7 I'd be willing to sell. There's nothing wrong with it, I used it infrequently and was able to upgrade to a 7plus (due to reaching my out-of-pocket maximum last year). I believe I got it in 11/08 and used occasionally for 6 months...
8 Feb 2010
Re: Advice on getting CGMS
Be prepared to put up a fight. I had to work for a year to get CIGNA (my insurance company) to cover my CGMS. My doctors wrote letters, but like you, I have (knock on wood!) never been hospitalized or had any serious complications, so he silly insurance people didn't think I needed it. I got letter...
8 Dec 2009
I have been wearing the Minimed CGM for a few months now and am constantly getting blisters. I used the IV3000 tape first and got really bad blisters (bleeding). When I ran out, I switched to the foam tape that Medtronics has. That has also caused me to have blisters. The edge of the transmitter is rubbing...
29 Sep 2009
CGM - Yes, but Pump - No?
I've discussed (briefly) with my doctor the idea of getting a CGM, but like many people who are not on a pump, my insurance won't cover it. In fact the only way my insurance (Blue Cross) will cover it is if I have a pump and "A history of hypoglycemic unawareness without preceding symptoms...
24 Aug 2009
Is the CGM REALLY worth it?
Hi. I'm debating about starting on a CGM. I'm currently on a minimed pump, and have decent control (A1C is 6.6 on average). I care about my health, and think that the CGM may help me tighten my control - getting closer to 6 or so. But I'm not completely convinced. The biggest draw back is...
30 Jul 2009
Re: The Navigator...
Mary Lyn Schuh
Hi Sarah - I've been on the Navigator for a while and I've had some issues, but nothing quite as bad as you're describing here. Here's a few tips I can offer you: Use extra adhesive! For me, my sensor definitely won't stay on without some extra help. I use Opsite Flexfix, which I...
27 Jul 2009
Re: Does it hurt to incert the sensor?
Mary Lyn Schuh
I've been on the Freestyle Navigator for a while now and I don't think inserting the sensor hurts. Taking the adhesive off at the end of a wear is the worst part, so if you can handle taking off a band-aid you can handle this. You can do it!
27 Jul 2009
Does it hurt to incert the sensor?
I finally got my CGM after being on the pump for two years. I have a major fear of needles...it's crazy, 17 years of shots and still terrified! I am so scared to put on the sensor bc of the needle. Can you share with me the pain or lack there of? If you have had trouble don't share it with me...
24 Jul 2009
CGMs and Finger Sticks
I just recently got a CGM that works with my Medtronic 522 Paradigm insulin pump. I changed my sensor yesterday for the first time and for some reason my figer stick readings are not even close to what the sensor is reading. I read the booklet and did some research on Medtronic's pumpschool online...
22 Jun 2009
I use the minimed cgms and pump (only for a few weeks now with the cgms) and i have really sensitive skin. i've never had any problems with sensitivity to the pump sites, the sensor sites, or the area under the tape, BUT... I have been really sensitive under the transmitor part of the cgms. i know...
21 Jun 2009
Navigator compared to Dexcom Seven Plus?
I'm in a holding pattern waiting for a Navigator (they don't have any transmitters yet due to the crack in the housing issue) and realized I hadn't learned anything about the new Dexcom to see if by chance I might like that one better. I've worn the MM and did not like its performace...
16 May 2009
MiniMed Sensor's and Mac/Apple Computers
I have been working on using the MiniMed Sensor for about a year. Partly I think that I don't get the most out of it because it is difficult for me to look at my overall trends. I have a Mac/Apple computer. I was never told that the interface doesn't work with a Mac prior to getting it. I don't...
18 Apr 2009
Re: I'm looking into getting the Minimed CGMS
I have had a CGMS for almost two months now. I ran through a whole box of sensors without any of them working and going through a great deal of pain. Does anyone have any advice or tricks that I can use to help me work this out? The other month I have had the sensor I haven't used it out of fear...
9 Mar 2009
Hacking your CGM (or meter/pump)
Has anybody tried hacking their hardware to get at the data for use in other programs? Can anyone with some technical expertise describe how one might proceed with something like that, or what would be required? Obstacles?
22 Feb 2009
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