Hey all -I've been a happy user of Dexcom for years now. It's time to get a new pump andCGMS so I'm considering switching to MiniMed. Having only one device on my beltwould be convenient.But the main reason I'm considering switching is that the Dexcom alarm doesn'twake up at night. It happens way too frequently that I wake up high, havingslept through the periodic double-beep of the Dex.So my question to those of you who use MM is - does the alarm wake you up? I'veused the MM pump and when it wants to alarm it really does - there's no way Icould sleep through that. Is the high/low BG alarm similarly insistent?Also interested to hear any other general comments from those who have triedboth to get your perspectives.Thanks!Scott
I can't answer your MM question since I haven't used their CGM, but I do use Dexcom. I had to smile when you said that you sleep right through the alarms. When I first got my Dexcom, I thought the alarms were so loud, that I'd get scared out of bed. A year later, I'm in the same boat as you, sleeping through alarms. Sigh.
I hope someone can jump on here and answer your question soon! (And welcome to Juvenation!)
I don't think it matters what CGM you use... your body will adjust to sleep through the alarms.
Be a good idea for hte companies to allow you to change the alarms so your body doesnt' get to used to it. We've used Medtronic & Dex - and I now sleep through both if I use them for any period of time. Usually the first few days or even week I wake up but after that... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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I put mine on vibrate then set it on the counter next to me with stuff by it that will shake. Sometimes it will even knock stuff onto the floor. That always wakes me up. You could also try just attaching it on vibrate to your underwear or nightshirt.