So ..I didn't love the 630g controls, clumsy confirmations, or menu navigation but as with many here, I wanted to be in line for the 670g closed-loop. I liked the CGM display, color, etc. It looked much better than the 500-series pumps but the operations are far more tedious and time consuming to accomplish the same set of tasks.
I am lucky enough to be in the pre-release trials of the 670g. I got the new 670g pump system in the mail last week and have an initial pre-trial meeting setup with a Minimed rep this week to get me migrated over....to the ....
I'm sure I was supposed to wait for the counselor to help me start on the new 670g but I'm impatient and technically savvy and a slight bit over-confident so I embarked on the transition on my own a few days ago.
First things first. It's awesome.
The 670's buttons are the same as the 630's but the functions are slightly different. The menu operation is quite different and a slight bit better but still bad. Suspend is worse than it was on the 630. It's 11 ridiculous key presses to suspend. Wake up, Menu, unlock, down, down, down, down, down, suspend, yes, confirm. Good Lord, I need a nap but if I'm going to nap, I should resume my...nevermind, forget the nap, I'm too tired.
The pump takes a day or two of CGM operations and calibrations before it's ready to go full-auto mode. I found out this morning on my way to work that it was full-auto ready so I enabled it mode and let 'er rip.
I love it.
I've been watching the cgm graphs all day and I'm impressed that the pump is simply handling it. Hopefully this smooths out the roller coaster that I've been calling my blood sugar patterns.