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enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom

Started this discussion. Last reply by irrational John Mar 17. 9 Replies

Cost of sensors

Started this discussion. Last reply by jjm335 Jan 27. 4 Replies

Reusing tubing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cyrilla Feb 5, 2013. 12 Replies

 

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irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Wait a minute. It just registered with me that you wrote about starting with a "new" 522 pump in January? Of 2015? In the US, the Medtronic 522/722 pump was introduced sometime in 2006. It was then replace sometime in 2010 by the 523/723.…"
Mar 17
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"If you are having problems with the Enlite the first thing I would suggest is to watch the insertion training videos from Medtronic Australasia (ANZ). While not a panacea I think they are vastly better than what Medtronic US offers. The Medtronic…"
Mar 17
phoenixbound replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Sorry, I made a mistake on the day my current sensor is on. I am starting day 13; not day 11. LOL! Guess I can't add 6 and 6 properly..."
Mar 17
phoenixbound replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"HI everyone, I just joined so that I could join this discussion. Ken, I had nothing but problems with the MM Soft Sensors--so much so that I got a refund after trying numerous sensors over the course of the 30 day trial period. That was more than 3…"
Mar 17
Ken A replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"I started with the Medtronic Enlite CGM sensors in late January (with a new 522 pump) and have been hugely disappointed in the lack of accuracy. I only wish the MARDs quoted above were what I experienced. I saw more like 20, 30, 50% off blood…"
Mar 15
acidrock23 replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"I am always sort of drawn to the Dexcom since everyone says it's so much better. I'm totally lazy about changing, although I went so far as to sign up for an account with Dexcom, I haven't bothered following up on it, other than…"
Feb 17
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Duh. In hindsight maybe the warranty still is five years in Canada and only reduced to four years in the US. If that's the case I apologize for my myopic assumption. -iJohn"
Feb 16
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Four years, not five. Or at least four years is the length of the warranty on the Medtronic 723 pump I got in March of 2013 and of the 722 I got back in 2008. I remember it used to be five years. I am not sure when it was reduced. If all you care…"
Feb 16
Terry replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"The Dexcom G4 sensor with the 505 firmware update claims a MARD (mean absolute relative distance) of 9%. Since you like the Medtronic pumps, why not consider a new Medtronic pump and Dexcom CGM? Does Medtronic make a current pump without the CGM…"
Feb 16
Damon posted a discussion

New enlite sensors vs Dexcom

I know Dexcom has generally got the cake for accuracy in the CGM market, but now Enlite v2 or 'Enhanced Enlite' are available (in Canada at least maybe for a year in Europe) I'm curious to know how they compare. I've heard that for sure the new Enlite are much better than the old Enlite sensors.. but how close to Dexcom G4?…See More
Feb 16
jjm335 replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"Can't give you prices in CAD but you can conservatively assume 14 days out of each Dexcom sensor. It's a bit variable. My last one only lasted 12 days but the other three in the batch each ran for 18. You will be doing well to get the…"
Jan 27
Damon replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"I should have specified JUST the equipment itself. Dexcom recommended sensor change = X per month, practical sensor changes = X per month. + start up equipment cost = X I may be able to get coverage but I'm not sure yet. Want to know how much…"
Jan 27
jjm335 replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"There have been a number of threads discussing this. I posted a spreadsheet estimating costs for self-funders. I am posting it again below FYI. The numbers for sensor life etc. are based on my experience of the Dexcom G4 and on the experiences of…"
Jan 27
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'Cost of sensors'
"Could you elaborate a little further about what sort of feedback you are trying to get here?  It strikes me that this is a very subjective figure since it depends heavily on how much, if any, reimbursement you get for the sensors. And that in…"
Jan 26
Damon posted a discussion

Cost of sensors

I'm calculating which coverage options to choose at a new job and I'm also thinking of pursuing using a sensor (stuck between the familiarity of Medtronic and the apparent betterness of Animas+Dexcom)I'm curious to know the practical cost of both of these... and also adjusted for how long people *actually* leave them in, which I know varies from person to person.I thought this would pop up in a google search but no luck so far.See More
Jan 26
Linda G left a comment for Damon
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ From morning till night May your BIRTHDAY be bright And nicer than ever before! BEST WISHES DAMON!! ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫"
May 19, 2014

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Date diagnosed
December 15, 1986
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Pump
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paradigm
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At 4:59pm on May 19, 2014, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your BIRTHDAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
BEST WISHES DAMON!!
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At 2:19am on May 19, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Damon, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 2:18pm on May 19, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Damon, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 6:31am on May 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Damon...have you visited the Banting Museum in your city yet?
Banting House Museum
Known as “The Birthplace of Insulin”, 442 Adelaide St. N. in London, Ontario is the house where Sir Frederick Banting woke up at two o'clock on the morning of October 31, 1920 with the idea that led to the discovery of insulin.

Closed on Sunday.
Address: 442 Adelaide St N, London, ON N6B 3H8
Phone: (519) 673-1752

At 6:20am on May 19, 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.
BEST WISHES DAMON...fellow Ontarian!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 every day!
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At 6:51am on May 19, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 6:37am on May 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 8:26am on May 19, 2011, Doris D said…
At 3:18am on May 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Damon. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
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