Continuous Glucose Monitor Users


Continuous Glucose Monitor Users

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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wild CGM readings

Started by sweeterthanhoney. Last reply by Nancy Feb 15. 19 Replies

"weak sign" and "lost sensor" problem

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enlite2 receiver range

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New Enlite Medtronic sensor

Started by NatetheDiabetic. Last reply by Mark Horowitz Jun 3, 2014. 3 Replies

Wearing a CGM on an airplane

Started by NancyR. Last reply by john May 4, 2014. 9 Replies

CGM and air travel

Started by Joan. Last reply by no1techguy Feb 21, 2014. 7 Replies

CGM Which system should I get?

Started by Paul. Last reply by jjm335 Jan 10, 2014. 20 Replies

Minimed 530G with Enlite

Started by Molly Schreiber. Last reply by jjm335 Jan 10, 2014. 3 Replies

combining CGM and infusion sites into one

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

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Comment by Meda-Kay on May 1, 2012 at 3:03pm

Rachel, I have the same problem with my infusion set kinking, etc. However, I use the Dexcom 7 Plus and have never had a problem inserting that. I can't speak specifically to the MiniMed, but I wouldn't think it would be that different, am I wrong?

Comment by diabud on May 1, 2012 at 1:21pm

Rachel, I think that the MiniMed Veo is going to be different from most of our experiences since it is in trial but I find the CareLink Sensor to be very different from the infusion sites.

Comment by Rachel on May 1, 2012 at 1:13pm

Hi all! I have a question for you: although I do not use a CGMS, I have the opportunity to wear one for a clinical trial. The MiniMed Paradigm Veo is the system being used in the trial, and I wonder about the durability of the sensor. I can not use any teflon cannulas for delivery of insulin via my regular pump, as they do not pierce my skin, and I end up with kinks galore. Before I enroll in the trial, I would like to know if I am wasting my time wrt the sensors not being able to get into my body. any input would be fab!

Comment by Gil DePaula on January 12, 2012 at 6:00pm

I think Dexcom's needle-shaped sensor is thinner (therefore less painful) than Medtronic's. You can check their thickness and length and then make a decision. A second opinion is alwys good. Yes, it's common for some people to use a CGM for 3-day periods and then provide the info to the endo, so they can fine tune the total daily dose, basal rate, etc.

Comment by Scott E on January 11, 2012 at 6:32pm

Natalie, I once used the Medtronic CGM for the purpose you described (collecting data to be downloaded later by the CDE). It's the same one Medtronic SoftSensor/Guardian/WhateverIt'sCalled device that I wear now that talks to my pump. I've not heard of iPro, but if it's Medtronic, it's probably what I use.

That said, the sensor is not particularly insertion-friendly. I'm quite surprised that the Dexcom was't preferred by your endo. Check with your doc to see if the iPro is indeed the regular Medtronic CGM, and if it is, I'd ask for a second opinion.

Comment by NatalieHodge on January 11, 2012 at 6:14pm
Endo recommended ipro today?? We asked about dexcom and our endo actually discouraged us since Kennedy is super thin she thinks it might hurt... She mentioned potentially using ipro (Medtronic) for intermittent three day readings, just download data and let our cde review the three days and give us feedback.

Anyone with kids on pumps using ipro in this intermittent way? We are on omminipod.
Comment by Gary Harrison on November 25, 2011 at 5:18pm

First of no matter what you hear or see, the Sensor has to be on the same side of your body as your pump
There are some who will disagree with me but so be it.
I too experienced the same issues as you when I first started using CGM
from Medtronic
My regimen is as follows I clean the insertion site with an alcohol prep
not once but twice
I then insert my sensor Straight in, yeah I know they tell you at an angle
Once inserted I wait 10 mins before I snap on the Transmitter.
After the Transmitter is on I cover the entire Transmitter and Sensor with an
IV3000 Transparent dressing and then wait till the CGM calls for a finger stick
to calibrate

Comment by Michael Rhodes on November 25, 2011 at 11:41am

I've been frustrated with Minimed's CGM lately (many sensor fails, inaccurate readings, falling off the skin)... I talked to my doctor about it, and she mentioned that I'm not the first one to complain of this... she now only prescribes the Dexcom CGM and the only reason I was prescribed the Minimed one was that Dexcom CGM wasn't on the market yet....

Comment by Zazou on November 11, 2011 at 6:19am

John H : QC for Quebec. Thanks for your comments.

Comment by John H on November 10, 2011 at 7:39pm

Where is QC? Are you in Quebec?
In the US the only 2 choices are Dexcom and Minimed/Medtronic. It is always a case of YMMV (your mileage may vary) but from what I have heard, in general, people seem to be happier with the Dex than the Medtronic. The Medtronic has the cool advantage of communicating directly with the pump, but many people have accuracy problems with it. (Not all, and some people love it). The Dex seems to be fairly to very accurate for most people, but again not all.
I am still a freestyle navigator user, but it is no longer supported in the US. From all I have read and personal experience, it is quite accurate. I will keep my navigator as long as possible and switch to the Dex at some hopefully distant point in the future.


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