My pump is currently out of warranty hence my insurance will cover the purchase of a new one plus I’ll obtain a CGM which I suppose will be helpful when I am traveling and other instances which my sugars are unstable. The thing is over the last three weeks I’ve FINALLY obtained some severe control so NOW I am totally getting nervous about pulling the trigger now. I know it isn’t completely logical however I’m hesitant to change ANYTHING given the seemingly magic stability in my numbers I’ve obtained these last three weeks after dealing with ups and downs. I’ll have this insurance at least another year so there is no real hurry other than the 350 dollar credit Medtronic is trying to sell me on for participating in some surveys.
I’m hesitant to change ANYTHING given the seemingly magic stability in my numbers I’ve obtained these last three weeks after dealing with ups and downs.
So ... What's your current routine like?
MDI with finger stick tests? If so, what sort of carb ratio & insulin sensitivity factor are you using? Does it vary depending on the time of day?
What do you consider to be “stability”?
Did you have a specific pump & CGM system in mind, or was that still open ended?
My pump was out of warranty for a few months too, and I recently received my new one. They gave me a $500 credit, so make sure they’re not short-changing you! If your going from MM to MM, you shouldn’t see any difference at all, just make sure to copy down your settings carefully (or upload them to Carelink) to make sure your new pump gets programmed with the identical settings.
Yes I am going from older minimed to new minimed pump and CGM. Hence, I understand this is a mere mental struggle because getting a new pump shouldn’t affect my recent control at all!
In terms of my control, stability means nearly no lows (below 80) and not going above 200 postprandially either. I had adjusted a few basal rates and bolus rates and have arrived here. Its been a real good month which feels good. And yes I have different levels throughout the day as mentioned.
hey Chris, enjoy it while it lasts. of course, something will eventually shake loose in the 2 million variable formula for perfect blood sugar control. In my opinion, the pump at the end of the tubing has very little to do with it, especially if you transfer all your settings. good luck.
I agreed to participate in the trials, wasn’t more than a few minutes to do the surveys. MM gets some otherwise expensive data and I get to minimize my DME co-insurance deductible. cheers!