Dan, seriously mate, I just got off the Dexcom CGM. With my old insulin pump on my belt and my Dexcom on my belt, I felt just like BatMan wearing the Batbelt. I was faced with what you are going through and I upgraded with MM with there pardime program to there much much better pump the 723 (it gives you a predictive alert of about 30 minutes, so you will hardly ever, if ever, have a low or a high... one of my favorite things about the 723). It has so many other sick features that you and your educator can set. You will love it. The current MM CGM is good, you can't wear it for 7 days like the Dexcom... sure. BUT the new MM CGM (iPro 2) avaliable from where I'm from, London and in many other countries, it just needs FDA approval but you can wear it for 7 days, very tiny needle (I'm a very lean person and the current CGM needlles hurt especially because I'm so active, this needle does not bother me and transmitter (CGM connected to the needle in your skin) gives loads of info to your Dr. My friends overseas that have it. I tried on thers... Like night and day, mate.
Look up Medtronic CGM IPRO2 and read Medtronic's sight. Sorry so long winded... But I really feel like you should know what I went through and what my friends who have the iPro2 are saying, so you will not half to go through all the bloody mess I went through.
Feel free to contact me if you wanna,
Here we go with another FDA delay. Why are they so slow. The cgm I currently have from medtronics is not that accurate. And it does feel like I am wearing a nail in my belly. This morning it constantly was saying I was low and I was normal, according to finger stick test. I chose the medtronic paridigm 523 and cgm because they work together and much less to have to carry, but have read alot of posts since how much more reliable dexcom is. I hope this new device is approved quickly. It sounds very appealing. I guess my question is whom is the fda protecting? This device works? OK.
OH, LOOK it was approved in November. Time to give Medtronics a call
Nope, sorry there, that was for either the iPro 1 or for the iPro 2 international release. I know what you mean about nails in your belly, mate. I've got to do them in my hip... so it can't be seen without my shirt...for work sorta. So, believe me, I'm watching out for that smaller needle. And the FDA, yeah right... Who are they protecting. But my couple of friends in the UK love the new iPro 2 as its the size of a shot needle, can be left in for 6 days and has a whole lot more to tell your doctor.
I just joined this site bout a week ago, fairly shy bout what to say...but want to get involved with... well living longer. You know...
No support groups in Mississippi.
fyi...I'm on the Medtronic CGM and I leave my sensor in for 6 days+. Once I get the "sensor end" alert, I just re-start as though I have a new sensor, but it's still the same one. It actually seems to be more accurate the longer it's in.
I do that too (6 days). The medtronic CGM is just not that reliable or that comfortable. It seems to be more accurate after I have worn it three days. That is all I am saying. Plus I use the tape to help hold it on and it always leaves a bit of blood taped to my body. Very attractive (NOT!)
I had a Mini Med pump for 13 years and just last may got an Animas One Touch Ping.
My 7-year old son is set to start on the OmniPod this evening and although I'm excited about him moving from daily injections to the pump, I'm also nervous. Really, I'm just hoping it goes well and does what they claim it does which is "to make diabetes a lesser part of your life." Now that you've been on it for a few months, I'd love to hear how you're doing. Any tips/tricks you can share?
My daughter (10 years old) just started on a Medtronic Veo Paradigm. We are loving it. She loves that she only has to be "poked" once every three days rather than the 4-5 times with injections. I can't believe how stable it keeps her sugar levels. Plus, meals are snap! She had a cold this week, and her highest glucose was 16 mmol/L (only once!). AND no ketones the whole illness. Very impressed with the insulin pump.
Medtronic Minimed Rocks!
Sorry if this reply was a little late. I recommend that he takes a shower or bath before he changes the pod, if he doesn't already do that. The pod might not stick quite as well if he doesn't. Other than that, he's probably fine.
MM Paridigm. Today, my pump failed for the first time in 12 years. New one on the way. Bumber, I Medtronic was on a role.
Type 1 since 1966
Pumping since 2000
CGM Since 2009
Accepting Those Things I Cannot Change 1 Day At A Time
Was on the Deltec Cozmo for 7 years until they discontinued it. Now I'm on MM Paradigm (2 years now) and still hate it! But I suppose I prefer it to any other pump. I'm just Deltec spoiled. :(