Just stopping by to say hello. I’ve been reading for quite some time now but haven’t posted. Several months ago I switched from the Medtronics closed loop system (well supposed to be closed loop) to the tandem t-slim 2 with dexcom g-6.
With the Medtronics system it was asking me to bg meter every two hours 24/7. After a few years of no sleep it dawned on me why am I paying for a cgm when I have to bg meter every two hours? After arguing with them for over three hours on the phone, I decided to change over that day. My system was not out of warranty yet so I had to pay for my new system out of pocket. It was very expensive but well worth every penny. I’m on my 5th month on the tandem/g-6 system with only minor hiccups. I wouldn’t change it for anything now. It was strange at first no finger sticks but I’ve grown to love that. My A-1C has also gone down from 8.6 to 7.4.
I did come here to see if anyone else had been experiencing the same thing I was with the Medtronics system and surprisingly there were a few.
Anyway, like I said I decided to drop by and say “hey” and introduce myself. (With a suggestion from one of the mods that is) smile.
I want to thank you all for giving me a good read to help me decide to get away from my old system.