One of the hardest diabetes related things I've ever had to do is break up with my insulin pump company. In case you've missed it, I've been rocking the brand new Medtronic 530g system for exactly 30 days. Unfortunately, the new Enlite sensors aren't working for me especially since I've already experienced the amazing accuracy of the Dexcom G4 sensors.

The brief recap:
Pros :-)
Ease of sensor insertion
Adhesion of the sensor
One device
Low glucose suspend
Mehs :-|
Transmitter charging
Battery consumption
NextLink Meter
Cons :-(
CALIBRATION!!!
Sensor accuracy (and therefore low glucose suspend)
Alarm volume
Transmission range

My recommendation: Only use the system if you're comfortable with MM's CGM tech already. Otherwise Dexcom rules.

For the full (and lengthy) read on my 530g thoughts, check out the whole post at http://climbingdiabetes.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-hardest-thing.html

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Tags: CGM, Insulin, Medtronic, Minimed, Pumps, Technology

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 22, 2013 at 2:20am

Hello, you posted three of the very same discussion, this space is extremely limited and by doing that you bumped out two other discussions. Would you consider deleting this and one other discussions so two others might appear on the home page? You can edit discussions without posting an entirely new discussion. Please be considerate of this space, as I said it is a precious space, what you wrote is welcome, posting it three times is not. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Comment by Brian (bsc) on November 22, 2013 at 4:32am

The duplicates have been removed. As Rick said, under the options tab at the top of your post you can edit or even delete blog or forum posts that you create. And if you ever make a comment to a blog of forum discussion that later have second thoughts about that little "x" at the top right will delete the comment.

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 22, 2013 at 5:16am

Thank you so much Brian, I guess as I write in this area, I get more protective of the space. Thanks again and I am sure it was a simple mistake, easily forgotten about.

Comment by Don on November 22, 2013 at 7:37am

You certainly gave the system a thorough chance. The LGS is only as good as the sensor accuracy which apparently really varies from person to person. It is too bad that CGM/insurance coverage are too expensive to allow people to easily compare Dexcom and MM sensors. So few of us have tried both and rarely at the same time.

Comment by something_exotic on November 24, 2013 at 8:33pm

Brian & Rick - Thanks for the heads up and the adjustment. Didn't even realize it had happened. I'll try to be more vigilant in the future!

Don - I wish more people had the opportunity to try both. Or even test drive them. Apparently one more reason that insurance companies are so hesitant to approve them, besides cost, is a large number of people buy them but don't use them for a full year because of difficulties in the start up period (first 3 months or so).

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