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Minimed Pump with Dexcom CGM?

Started this discussion. Last reply by cbaer Jul 30. 4 Replies

Looking for opinions!!I've been a United States MM pump user since 1998, added their CGM in November 2007 and have been on this integrated system since.I'm looking for opinions from people who have a…Continue

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cbaer replied to BSP's discussion 'Minimed Pump with Dexcom CGM?'
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BSP replied to Sara~ Type 1's discussion 'Type 1 and the mini pill?' in the group Diabetes and Women
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Timothy replied to BSP's discussion 'Minimed Pump with Dexcom CGM?'
"I went through this problem with MiniMed as well. Now they have changed their position. I was able to order Enlite sensors and I use them with my Revel pump, and I find the accuracy to be better. More comfortable and easier to insert. I started on a…"
Oct 23, 2013
BSP posted a discussion

Minimed Pump with Dexcom CGM?

Looking for opinions!!I've been a United States MM pump user since 1998, added their CGM in November 2007 and have been on this integrated system since.I'm looking for opinions from people who have a MM pump and Dexcom CGM. More ideal would be those who switched their CGM from MM. Even more idea would be those who are also female.The entire time I've been on MM CGM, I've complained about the harpooning insertion and the inaccuracy of the data from the sensor. In 2012 I was involved in the…See More
Oct 23, 2013
BSP joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Oct 23, 2013
BSP replied to DrBB's discussion 'Bubble bubble, toil and TROUBLE' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I haven't found that at all. Perhaps because I let the insulin settle before redrawing."
Oct 22, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
October 29, 1982
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At 9:24am on October 12, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 2:21am on October 12, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BSP. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:54am on October 12, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

BSP, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 8:18am on October 12, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,BSP. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:51am on October 12, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you BSP....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 3:07am on October 12, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 5:23am on July 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 1:50pm on July 12, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home BSP...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:43pm on July 12, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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At 1:23pm on July 12, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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