I have so many questions..
Is there anyone who has tried this setup who was on the previous generation pump?
I've been using medtronic sensors since they came out, and I just can't for the life of me figure out how they can pin a closed loop on the randomness of the reaction to the sensors.
While they claim it's all user error, it simply isn't. You can see sites warming and falling. You can chart them as they fail as well as warm. Sometimes they're dead on day 5 and other times they're only just getting really nice and stable by day 6, and can easily sustain a second run.
Uh.. I just don't know about this. I was hoping the 3rd generation sensors would be more accurate and less prone to failure, and it sounds like they're just somehow rehashed exactly the same thing yet again, for the third time.. No doubt doing what they did with generation 2 and using the FDA's allowance that it can run for 6 days instead of 3 to effectively double the cost from the previous generation (they used to sell in boxes of 10). Then boxes of 5..
Irony was, those first gen sensors ran far better in the gen2 sensor pump, but as soon as I switched they would no longer sell them to me
Because of this, I'm really shy to just upgrade and hope for the best.
Really it made me distrust medtronic enormously, and I'm still having trouble getting over that sales angle side to them.
For those of us not fully covered, we could re-run our sensors. Those gen1 sensors could run for an outrageous length of time.
The second ones, ironically while tested for 6 days actually had a half life less than the 1st.
What is the full life of the sensors?
Can they be re-run? The nature of medtronic makes me think they'll build in a system that won't allow the re-running of a sensor more than once to maximize profits. I know they can argue safety aspects, but I'm a grown up, and often it feels like I know this hardware in a real way beyond they themselves do, as they are only allowed to be by the book.
As such, I can't call up medtronic and ask them any of these realism based questions.
Do they offer any stability advantages over gen2?
I can't currently view the cost of them either, as I'm not a registered user of that setup..
I would just love a realistic poor person with not the best coverage opinion of the pump.