If you attended the live presentation by Dr. Francine Kaufman, or watched the video of it after the fact, please give us some feedback!!


1. Was this presentation useful to you?

2. Can you list 2 things you learned (that you didn't know before)?

3. Do you have more questions about CGM, that were not answered?  If so, what are they?

4. Would you attend another presentation like this one in the future?


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1. This presentation was very useful to me.
2. a) I gained a new appreciation for just how many checks the CGM does, in comparison with finger sticks. (the chart with green boxes, vs the trend line). b) I also picked up a new insight on the dawn phenomena (sp?), in the Q&A she explained a bit about countergulatory hormones (mainly cortison) - I hadn't realized that those hormones cause a temporary insulin resistance that in turn creates a high am reading.
3. My question wasn't really about CGM, I was curious if Dr. K had any insight on stem cells, so I was off-topic - but that was my question.
4. I would attend another similar presentation in the future, especially with Dr. Kaufman.


Thank you so much for the feedback, Jonathan!! MUCH appreciated.

1. Yes, good information from a true leader in diabetes medical research.

2. (1) Details on Medtronic's plans for CGM. (2) Pump delivery can be turned off when patient has a hypo.

3. I'd love to know more about how Medtronic is working to persuade providers to adopt CGM more broadly. I've been turned down and told it's because my control is too good. But Dr. Kaufman seems to be saying we can all benefit from this and our care may be less costly in the long run. Does Medtronic believe CGM will become much more common in the years ahead?

4. Yes, I would. It was very worthwhile.

Thanks so much, Rodney!

4 ) yes and definitely with Dr. K ..the chance you provided to formulate questions prior to her presentation is very beneficial( at least to me ) ...another invite later in the year ??
3 ) Enlite being made available in Canada ...what is the hold up with Health Canada? ; does MM USA have any pull ??
2 ) Low and High alerts ...I think my low was set too low, since a few days ago upped to 3.3 ( x 18 ) ...Dr. K confirmed I am on the right track ...will follow up ( with me ) about HI
1 ) YES , proof in the pudding again , we are not alone ! Glad to hear Dr. K mention and I saw Manny's comment about the help the underdeveloped countries receive ...they need it !!!
PS Awesome too to see friend Linda from Kitchener, ON. PPSS Jan 11 , 1922 posted all over FB , first patient received insulin in Toronto Canada .

1. It is interesting to hear someone who's working at the nexus of diabetes research, in which the ADA and Medtronic are both big players, with her clinical experience.

2. a) the plan for the alarms. I've set mine at 130 for as long as I can remember. I don't recall what they set them at but I want to know when it gets there. I want to avoid the 140 range, rather than the 250 range. I'd pumped for a couple of years before I had it and was a pretty active tester, as I'd been pretty busy, but if I'm sticking stuff into my abdomen, I want to try to kick some ass with it. b) the artificial pancreas idea: I like the idea of not doing anything but am concerned about turning one's pump off for 2 hours. I've experimented with using my basal like a "gas pedal", kind of more mellow corrections than eating or correcting, and I've noticed that turning the pump way down will produce a discernable bounce in my BG, I suspect 2 hours may be too long.

3) what is the email for the person at the FDA holding up the Enlite so we can ***get*** them!

4) I like these presentations but they're hard to get to during the week. How about Prime Time?

"I like Vegas" LOL...

Hi Emily,
Thanks for presenting the talk. While I did not learn anything from it that I didn't already know about CGM technology and it kind of felt a bit like a Medtronic sales pitch Dr. Kaufman was pleasant to listen to. The only additional question I would have asked is has she ever been hooked up to a CGM and pump to get a sense of what she is trying to sell to her patients. I was harpooned this summer by the Medtronic IPro and if that were the only CGM technology and sensor available I would not be using a CGM.
She also didn't fully answer the question I posed as far as whether she recommends the DOC as a resource to her patients or their parents. She did say she is not a member herself so I imagine it would be hard to actually tell your patients to join something that you are not a member of.

Unfortunately, I missed the presentation. I assume it was recorded. Can you post a link? I'm really curious to hear what she had to say.


Here is a link, or you can find it under Media - Videos


Further down on the page is the slide presentation, which she talks about the first 30 min, and then answers questions that were posted in the earlier discussion.

How does one find out if one won the free book deal? I have had my fingers crossed but may have been slow on the draw. Thanks!

It's a "free book" from Medtronic. I don't think you can actually "win" a "free" book, you just contact Medtronic and they send you one. But maybe I'm wrong, as far as I can tell though "It's yours free from medtronic and tuD" means you won one. Congratulations !!!!!




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