That’s interesting, that you’ll rent to own the Tandem pump. Did Tandem come up with that approach, and is that how your Medicare Advantage will cover it?
My little brain says that since my Medicare Advantage carrier, HealthNet, does not cover the Medtronic sensors that works with the 670g pump, but it WILL cover the Dexcom sensors, that it would make the system “whole” by covering the Tandem pump. But I’ll just try to go along with the system.
Regarding Automode on the 670g, I have mixed feelings. I’ve been having quite a few sensor failures, when I insert a new one, go through the warm-up and initial calibrations, etc. But once it gets calibrated – after a day or two – then I get fairly accurate cgm readings, and the Automode works only okay. I end up having to give a lot of boluses, and tell it I’m taking 15-25 grams of carbs when I’m not, to get it to bring my glucose reading down to about 120. So I’m actually ready to give up on the Guardian 3’s, ask my diabetes clinic to prescribe a Dexcom G6 after the first of the year, and maybe then manually enter those readings into the 670g.
But what you’re doing may show me the way to get to the Dexcom G6 / Tandem T slim combination!
How’s that for a long-winded reply? J