"Are you referring to the wire inserted under the skin bending? I thought it was the scar tissue under the skin that causes the bending. I assume that you have low body fat. For me, I am 26 percent body fat so I have no issue with using my abdomen. I…"
"My big problem is with the sensor bending. I teach yoga and the stomach area does not work. Lying on it also makes it bend, so the side body does not work. Tried my quads and it bended when I slept. I have managed only 3 days at a time because of…"
"I am using the new 530G with the CGM. I can honestly say, it is a major improvement as far as comfort is concerned. And the insertion is much better than the harpoon version was. It does take a few times to master the application process. I highly…"
"Not having that 45 degree would be really great but if it's not accurate or has problems more so than what I am using I hesitate to switch. I'm also am considered brittle and most of my lows are at night and I can sleep through an…"
"Hi. I tried the CGM with my Minimed 723 pump a few years back and did not like it at all. I also did not find that the benefits outweighed the painful insertion and same amount of finger sticks. At the time, though my A1C was much better and I…"
"I used Medtronic CGM for several months, stopped for maybe a month, decided to give it another try for another month or two. It's cumbersome (but not impossible) to calibrate, somewhat painful or at best uncomfortable, expensive and inaccurate,…"
"great question. I switched from dexcom ( which I loved) on advice of my endo and CDE. Gave dex to friend. I have made peace with the MM system, but it is no where as reliable as dex. I actually test more often, than with no sensor. at times , it is…"
I've been on the fence about switching to the latest pump and sensor from Medtronic because of what I've been reading here. I know this system has been use in Europe from some time before it was approved for use here. So I guess my question is, has this sensor always been a problem?See More
"I read the Contour Next is only good to 41 degrees according to the information I read on it. This might be true for all meters. The magazine Diabetes Forecast has a sections on meters in January issus. I am sure this info is on there web site…"
"I contacted express scripts this is what they said to do
Thank you for your online inquiry. I will be glad to assist you with coverage information. According to plan design, Contour Next Test Strips are not covered and require a prior authorization…"
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