I've used the sensors for three weeks. Two were a bloody mess, even though I use IV300 to cover them. Does anyone hand insert or should I just continue using the Senserter? I have been on a 722 for 5 years before I got the Revel 723.
I used to use this sensor and had the same bleeding issues...intermittently. I found the deeper angle of insertion helped the needle entry. I did give up on it though because of "lost sensor" and restarts, as well as it seemed so sluggish in the low range. I loved that I could see when I was climbing up though and miss that. Now I want to try the Dexcom but not super confident I won't have issues and then there is the $$$$$$ thing...anyone try the Dexcom and how does it compare?
Recently I called MM for financial information on starting the CGM and then I called Dexcom for the same type of information. Since I don't have insurance for either brand of CGM, I learned that the MM system is about $600 more than the Dexcom. Sorry I can't compare them for you as I've never tried the MM system. I do have the 723 but I didn't get the CGM at starting time with the pump because of the $ involved. I already had the Dexcom, so thought I should stick with that at least until the guarantee runs out.
Since you are now on a Medtronic Paradigm Revel 773 pump:. What type of inserter do no now use?. Never heard of a "Senserter" I am on the Revel 523 and use Quick Set with an inserter that is held against the body and with one push of the button, in it goes; no bleeding.
If you take any aspirin this can cause bleeding.
If the inserter you are now using creates bleeding call Medtronics and ask for a different kind of inserter. There are three types of Infusion Sets; it is our choice. They sent me all three choices when I went on the pump; neat to use each one until I found the one that worked best for me.
Hello Lee. The 'Sen-serter' is the device for the CGM inserter. It's the blue and white plastic device that MiniMed sent to me for the sensors. It says "Sen-serter" on the side. I don't like the thing and I insert the sensors manually. I have used both the Quick Set and the Mio. I use the Quick Set. I guess just a little easier for me to deal with. I insert those manually as well. My insurance now covers the CGM and I will try them for a few months. Seems like a lot of work to control big 'D'. Had the 722 for five years with no issues. I do take 81 mg of aspirin in the morning under my doc's advice. This year I had screenings for MRI, Echocardiogram, and a nuclear stress test called Lexiscan. I have no heart disease even after 30 years with 'D. My A1C is 6.0, so I guess I'm on track. Now if I could just get this neuropathy to go away.........
Bleeding interferes with the readings once they clot. I found it best to find an area of looser fattier than where I normally put my pump site. But then again, my sensor died once the internal battery failed 2 weeks after the warranty
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