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Are you hooked up with one of these new devices? Have you advice to give others that are interested in trying one out? Join the CGM group and share your knowledge.

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New Enlite Medtronic sensor

Started by NatetheDiabetic. Last reply by Mark Horowitz Jun 3. 3 Replies

CGM and air travel

Started by Joan. Last reply by no1techguy Feb 21. 7 Replies

Minimed 530G with Enlite

Started by Molly Schreiber. Last reply by jjm335 Jan 10. 3 Replies

combining CGM and infusion sites into one

Started by Steve Lancaster. Last reply by Steve Lancaster Oct 7, 2013. 5 Replies

wild CGM readings

Started by sweeterthanhoney. Last reply by Dick Sep 30, 2013. 12 Replies

increasing the life of a medtronic cgm

Started by sweeterthanhoney. Last reply by miketosh Aug 22, 2013. 2 Replies

downloading the data

Started by Susan. Last reply by Susan Jul 27, 2013. 5 Replies

Do you tape over the sensor?

Started by Siri. Last reply by Skye Jun 30, 2013. 5 Replies

NBC News shows a doctor with a Dexcom CGM hooked up to an IPHONE!

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna. Last reply by Julie ~Type 1 Pumper Jun 8, 2013. 5 Replies

NBC News shows

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna Feb 17, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Jane G on January 25, 2014 at 9:11am

Hi me again. I have just had the handbook out and found that I have a silence feature on my pump so thank you once again this will help me to stay sane !!!

Comment by Jane G on January 25, 2014 at 9:03am

I have an MMT554 and don't appear to have a silence feature on it. I am so please to hear that it is not just me that finds the alarms infuriating at times. I have to continue with it as having a CGM has enabled me to keep my driving licence. Thank you swo much for your responses.

Comment by Donna on January 25, 2014 at 7:31am
I turn the silence feature on so I am not bothered by alarms. I only have it on when I am really unsure of a meal at night. I just look at it often during the day and still do several finger sticks. I love the sensors and Sure T infusion sets. I am able to upgrade in July but am hearing not so great reports!!! ???
Comment by miketosh on January 25, 2014 at 7:21am

The MMT523 and the MMT530G both have a sensor alarm silence feature, but you have to set it up beforehand. I often use that if my sugar is high when I am going to bed but is on its way down. Our If I need to calibrate but I am not near a tester at the moment. That was one of the best improvements over the MMT522 for me. Dunno if any other brands have something like that.

Comment by Susan on January 25, 2014 at 7:16am

Jane, yes, definitely! Particularly when I am in church, and it hits Sensor End or Low Sugar or High Sugar, and starts going off and won't stop - it would be nice if there was a better way to stop it for a programmable interval quickly and unobtrusively! Also, during the night - you want to be awakened for a critical situation (severe low, for example), but not for a low you have already checked with your finger-stick meter and found that the CGM is, once again, way off and buzzing for an inaccurate reading, and even after entering a calibration, the miserable thing goes off throughout the night. I am also a long-term diabetic (47+ years) and have worn a CGM for many months now. It is lovely on the days when it is anywhere close to accurate, but infuriating on the days when it is not.

Comment by Susan on January 25, 2014 at 7:06am

Comment by Jane G on January 25, 2014 at 3:55am

Hello, Not sure how this works! Would like to know if anyone
out there is driven mad by there CGM buzzing vibrating etc. I seem to be continually adjusting and altering it. Sometimes I feel that my whole life is ruled by it. I have had type 1 for 45 years so I am not new to diabetes.

Comment by A. Kelsey Metcalf on December 17, 2013 at 10:08am

I had the same experience with the minimed cgms. It was three years of being horribly inaccurate, uncomfortable, and the sensors didn't stay on very long. However, I switched to the Dexcom about a year ago and LOVE IT. You can actually rely on its readings and I can wear it for a lot longer at a time. Just FYI - if you're eligible to switch.

Comment by john on December 17, 2013 at 10:03am

Comment by john on December 17, 2013 at 10:03am

I'm with you guys. Most times, the actual readings are hopelessly inacurate, but it is the trends that concerns me. Yes, I get a lot of false alarms, especially for the remainder of the day after a long (10+ miles) run. I also have site selection problems but generally find the my upper buttocks works best, abdomen often will not insert to full depth and ofetn womes out as I bend and stretch throughout the day.
My plan is to order the new Enlite sensor, to use with my revel 723. Yes it costs twice as much BUT, they last twice as long; that's a wash. Unoffically, I learned that the enlite does work with the revel. In a month, I will know!

 

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