Countour Next Link unavailable in Canada at present time ...I always have liked the Contour Link with the result being sent to my pump ( 522 prior to Veo since Feb 2011 ) .And plan to go the Countour Next Link route , when available .Great to read about the back light, GracieSF
Glad to receive all the info about the Bayer Contour Link meter. I just got my new Revel kit with the new glucometer , as well. I understand that I do not have to take any one-on-one training as an experienced Medtronic Pumper, but what do I really need to know to make the change from a 522 to a Revel? I haven't made any changes yet, still on the 522.. Plan to work on reading the literature, taking the tutorial before I send this old pump in this week. Sorry to hi-jack this thread, Op Sporster.. How quick can I learn this info so I can make the transition.?I had to go out of town the day after I got the Revel, and did not wan to travek and be on a 10 christmas break vacation with a brand new pump. But I truly need to send in the old one, to get the rebate. What are the major differences? I really just want to just program in the data( basal rates, ISF, insulin sensitivities, ICR, etc,) and keep on rolling. Can I just do that? Or is there A LOT more to learn? I want to just wear it an learn it as I go..Will that be possible, Revel pumpers? I am assuming the learning curve is short.
Hi Brunetta, Since you've been a MM Pumper you're already familier with the way it works. You should have no problem with the transition to the Revel. Yes, you can program your rates and "keep on rolling". Do you wear the CGM along with your pump? If so, that's where you'll see differences between the two. It has high and low predictive alarms. It has 3,6, 12 and 24 hour graphs. AUC calculations. It also has a feature that lets you capture events.
Hope this helps you,
Sportster your Revel sounds so similar to the Canadian Veo :)
Hi nel, I believe the Veo has a Low Glucose Suspend (LGS) feature that the Revel does not have. If I remember correctly, the FDA did not approve it for use in the United States because of the inaccurate CGM.
The Revel has predictive alerts but, it doesn't suspend when a low is reached.
So, how is the Veo working out for you?
Indeed the Veo does have the low glucose suspend ..I have mine set at 3.3 ( x 18 ) ..however this morning around 10 ish I neglected how my body was feeling , finally poked finger and was lower than the setting ...that " approx 20 min " difference between interstitial fluid and blood measurement did me in ...my own neglect and will not blame the tools :)...
Had I mentioned, that I signed up ??? http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-interview-with-dr-francine-ka...
@nel,hope you're feeling better!
Glad to hear you signed up! I'm not sure I'll be able to join in because I have plans that day. It'll be last minute if I do join in.
I am fine today Sportster ...thanks for you comment .I changed the low suspend setting from 3.3 to 3.6 ( x 18 ) ...I think that makes more sense .Your comment is interesting , that possibly FDA has not approved the Veo because of the CGMS results ...usually Canada is lacking behind thanks to Health Canada.
I noticed an advertisement in the Diabetes Dialogue , winter 2013 edition ( CDA )for Bayers Contour Next EZ ( not the Link meter ) with a notice , that strips are now listed on drug benefit plans in the provinces of Saskatchewan , Quebec, Nova Scotia , Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island...could be less than half so far .
Kat,Thanks. I plan to start the Revel today.
I actually just got a call from Medtronic yesterday to let me know they are shipping the new meter out to me. For me, OneTouch is non-formulary so I am looking forward to the switch. However, I just received a coupon from OneTouch yesterday that is good for all of 2013 which would make my out of pocket $5 per prescription. Much cheaper than the $45/month I have been paying!
I still haven't been contacted by Minimed about when I might get an upgrade to the Contour Next Link. Two questions:
1) are the only strips the CNL can use are "Contour Next test strips"?
2) Has anyone found any Medicare suppliers who stock these strips? Medicare is going to restrict the number of suppliers starting July 1, and on the medicare.gov website, I can't find any suppliers who mention the "Contour Next test strips" as part of what they sell. I haven't called any of them yet, but hate having to call if anyone has found a supplier.
Bill- MM didn't contact me either, but I called them and they sent me a Contour Next Link meter at no charge.
1 - Yes, Contour Next Link can only use Contour NEXT strips. (same with any other Bayer Contour 'NEXT' meter - EZ, USB.)
2. I found this link regarding medicare and Bayer, but not sure it answers your specific question. Under 'program benefits', it does not list NEXT strips.
Bayer Contour Retail Medicare