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
"Hi Michelle, I have had Type 1 since 1939 and recently found I have hypoglycaemic unawareness. NICE has recommended that this is a reason they accept for CGM on NHS. It took me 2 years pleading to get it. Keep trying. I am sending this because I…"
"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…"
"Many thanks for all your replies.
My daughter is now back to wearing her Cozmo pump for the time being as she was getting so upset with the pain the Animas was causing her when she bolused.She likened it to a bee sting every time it pulsed.
"The insets could be the problem. I've had the Animas 2020 for 3 years now, and have always used the insets with it. I used to use the comfort sets, and never had this problem. I do occasionally have this problem, and usually if I'm to lazy…"
"Dickengel, you are right - delays of 30-90 minutes seems like not the best way to go. But for me I have found I have lower post meal spikes and better reading at next meal time when I do this. I use 0.5 and 1 hour most of the time, and 90 minutes…"
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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