Any thoughts to share now that you've had a month using the Enlites? How's it been working for you?
-iJohn T1 LADA ~1978; 1st pump: Minimed 507 (~1997); currently: Paradigm 723 (2013) + CGM (2014)"
"There is a newer, and in my opinion much better, video guide to inserting Medtronic's Enlite glucose sensor available on YouTube from Medtronic Diabetes ANZ. This version not only describes the basic insertion steps but also talks about things…"
When I inserted my current sensor I did ok until it came time to remove the serter. Then I forgot to press the Big Green Button in again before pulling off the inserter.
Fortunately the tape held and all that happened was the introducer…"
"I hope you don't have problems either.
Supposedly calibration of the Enlite when used with the 530G is more robust. I think Medtronic may have tweaked the calibration algorithms in the pump, but that's only a wild speculation.
I just had my training this morning. I will let you know how it goes. So far the Enlite seems a little less user-friendly than Dexcom (more sensor insertion and setup steps), but I imagine this will not be that big a deal in the long run. I…"
"Dana, I forgot to ask, how soon you will get trained by a Medtronic rep and start using the 530g & Enlite CGM? I hope you will let us know how it goes. Since I'm very new to CGM I'd be very interested in your impressions. Especially…"
Thank you very much for this information. I am very tempted to not give up my Dexcom. As for its accuracy, I can honestly say that for me it was accurate most of the time. I can count on one hand the number of times I felt it was far out of…"
Given how much the folks who have used the Dexcom seem to like it, have you also considered looking at the Animas® Vibe™?
Maybe you could get the Animas and Medtronic reps to agree to giving you a trial run with their respective…"
"I'm uncomfortable that I may have left a more negative impression of the Enlite then it may deserve. Part of my discomfort stems from being very new to CGM myself. I started CGM at the end of November using my Paradigm 723.
I was given a new…"
"My experience with Dexcom was really good. I don't have any complaints about it at all.
I have not read much about others experience with Enlite. I must say I was afraid that Enlite would not be as simple as my Dexcom. I will still go with it,…"
"I hadn't heard about the Freestyle meter/strips problems ... but then I don't get out much. ;-)
I'm familiar with the desire to go tubeless. It always seemed to me to be the strongest motivation for those who preferred the OmniPod. It…"
"Thanks, it was a typo...
Over the last year, Omnipod has had a few issues for me. There was a recall for Freestyle test strips. When I called customer support, I found out that not only were the strips defective but so was the Freestyle meter in the…"
"A nit, it's "Enlite", not Elite. It might matter if you Google for it. ;-)
I don't think you have said anything yet about the "elephant in the room", namely, why did you decide to stop using the OmniPod? (Just…"
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