My daughter swapped from a Cozmo pump to Animas 2020 pump a couple of months ago. She loves her new pump but there is one thing that is bothering her.When her bolus insulin delivers it causes her…Continue
"If its the old ones you're using, they come with a long blue inserter and are put in at an angle. It really was like a harpoon. The new Enlites have a grey/dark blue inserter that fires in vertically. Pics here…"
"That's the one with the blue inserter gadget like the quickset you press and zap in it goes? Sounds a lot like the one I've been using, to be honest haven't paid much attention to the name of it other than it being from Medtronic and…"
"Have you tried the Enlite sensors from Medtronic? They've got rid of the harpoon insertion that the old ones use, and go in vertically like a Quickset. The needle is much smaller and I rarely have one that hurts when it goes in now. I wear mine…"
"Maybe over exaggerating a bit on the harpoon part, but they do feel rather more like something you want to go fishing with and personally I find they are rather irksome when inserted, and even more so when being inserted.
Removal wise they do come…"
"I am partially lucky enough to get one every so often...well the Medtronic one which is a mini harpoon if that's lucky :P and I only use it for trends as I don't think I've ever had an accurate reading out of one yet. Anyhow, getting…"
"I have just received notice from the Northampton Hospital to say that I can have a CGM for 1 week only to see what is going on with my very erratic levels. We put the request in ub January 2011! Only just come. Apparently they have funding for two…"
"I suppose that it always depends on the quality of the particular make. Probably if a common glucose meter on finger pricks is a bad quality one, they can also make such drastic mistakes as the CGM you describe."
"I have used a CGM of a different make. The do occasional funding so I have one every few months and I am not going to lie, I hate every minute of having it. To onlookers, this is strange as I love my pump to the world. The CGM actually makes my…"
"So just a few numbers - personal of course - I have had a Navigator CGM from Abbott for about three years now. It has been fantastic on all fronts. I have got back into cycling and skiing with no problems (except when it gets too cold which oddly is…"
"AC I agree with you that we need to raise awareness of CGM - my care team had barely used one until I started using one, and they certainly learned about the benefits of it from my experience.
How do you decide that they're too expensive for…"
"I have seen forum posts by people (notably ShootUp's Alison, of course, but some children too) who have managed to secure funding, but since NICE don't currently recognise CGMs as a treatment option(!) these are very much the…"
"Hi. CGMS works by placing a sensor under your skin (I wear mine in my stomach or back) which monitors the levels of glucose in your intistitial fluid (fluid just under your skin). You wear a small transmitter attached to the sensor and that sends…"
How' your loved with diabetes doing? If he/she is an adult...there are groups at tudiabetes adding support there too....to you as well, the person who doesn't have diabetes. Groups such as "Type 3 Diabetes" or "I Don't Have Diabetes"
luv....linda in canada.
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