Medtronic Guardian CGM Users

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Medtronic Guardian CGM Users

A discusion group for diabetics that use the Medtronic Guardian CGM

Members: 39
Latest Activity: Jul 17

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Advice for CGM adhesion?

Started by Colorado. Last reply by Lou A Jun 21, 2012. 3 Replies

 just got my CGM Friday, I am having a lot of trouble witht the covering.  Using the IV3000 sent with the CGM.  So far, put it on at training, had to replace once there.  Later that day I had to add…Continue

CGMs lol:/

Started by rickyd7 Apr 28, 2011. 0 Replies

I am a newbi with the pump medtronics, that is! I used to use the Animus pump. But I went with this one because of the CGM, I do not feel highs or lows, at all!Whats that called? Hypogylcemic…Continue

Sensor bad all of a sudden after a day of use

Started by Kim B.. Last reply by wallskev Apr 23, 2011. 2 Replies

I've had pretty good luck with sensors. But this one is bothering me. I was doing fine with it yesterday and then all of a sudden it was off by 100 points. I went to calibrate it and saw the ISIG was…Continue

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Comment by siouxhatpin on July 5, 2013 at 2:48pm

I have been using the Medtronic CGM intermittently for about a year. I find that it is not at all dependable for gauging BS but only provides info about trends(which way your sugar is headed).

Comment by halfnelson on October 19, 2012 at 1:26pm

I'm trying to switch to the Dexcom G4, which will leave me with some guardian supplies. Where is a good place to donate them. Very few guardian users in my area

Comment by john on January 13, 2012 at 5:03pm

I am curious. I am considering either a Dexcom or a Guardian. The Dexcom group has a lot more members, and thus a lot more complaints of unreliable performance. I am wondering if this is because the Guardian performs so much better, because the Guardian is less popular, or are Guardian users just more docile?

Comment by MikeO on December 13, 2011 at 6:08am

Hi - I understand that some people have had trouble getting their CGM covered by Medicare? Do any of you have Medicare and what’s the story? Thanks - Mike

Comment by Colorado on October 27, 2011 at 8:47pm
check with Metronics, they were the one that did the class, she does it once a month, my doctor told me about it. Of course it was at the other end of town, but well worth it and it was free :)
Comment by Mahika on October 27, 2011 at 8:44pm
@ Colorado: thank you. I did call Medtronics more than one but they kept telling me the dos and don'ts of calibration and I still struggle I must say. Although, like I said, at least I am not afraid to go to bed at night fearing I could get a seizure or something without waking up! Problem about the local hospital is that there are no practitioners who are comfortable or who have sufficient knowledge of the pump to help me out. So, I need to ask for a nurse to come to my place and she lives 2 hours away from me or drive myself 2 hours away to see a doctor.
Comment by Colorado on October 27, 2011 at 8:34pm
talk to the people at Metronics as often as you need to. If you can call late at night, they are less busy and will spend a lot of time trying to help you. Ask them if they have free classes at a local hospital, I went to one last month and got really lucky as I was the only one. She usually has 7-10 people. I got lots of help and learned a tremendous amount. I have been a diabetic for 28 years and a pump user for 5, it was amazing how much I learned that they did not even know just a few years ago
Comment by Mahika on October 27, 2011 at 8:24pm
Hi all, I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed 23 years ago from Canada. I've been using a Minimed pump along with the CGM for 7 months now. I've been having a lot of problems with the sensor because of calibration errors and had to remove it after 2 days or so... However, I do not regret it since it has helped me solve my main concern the hypoglycemias at night which were giving me seizures. Also, ever since I have the pump, my HbA1C has gone a lot better with the pump and the sensor. So, I guess I am still giving both a second opportunity to prove me wrong hoping I will get this whole calibration thing someday.
Comment by Trisha01 on April 23, 2011 at 8:04am
Good morning,

I've just joined this group, and wanted to say hello.

Trisha
Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 21, 2011 at 12:27pm
I've now established it as a definite trend: Whenever I get horizontal, my BG on the CGM goes down, often by 20 - 30 mg/dl, and whenever I get vertical, it goes up by the same amount. Is it really my BG, or is it the machine?
 

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