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Re: [IP] Medtronic 670G



Good to know, Padma.

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 6:41 PM, Padma Bending
<email @ redacted> wrote:
 > I believe the 670G can be used without the Guardian sensors, but then you
will
> remain in automode, so it will not adjust your insulin based on your blood
> sugars or suspend when you go too low.
>
>  I went on a pump in 2008, within a year of going on insulin. I chose the
> Medtronic pump because of its features and the fact that my PCP was familiar
 > with it. She sent me to an endocrinologist who works with pumps and I
continue
> to see him 3 to 4 times a year. When the warranty ran out on my first pump, I
 > decided to stick with Medtronic, again because of the features of the pump -
I
 > like the bolus wizard, the ability to run a temporary basal, the ability to
run
> a square wave or dual wave bolus, up to 3 basal patterns, and a 300 unit
> reservoir. My Revel (whose warranty will be over in a month) has threshold
> suspend but I don't use it because the Enlite sensors are too inaccurate. The
 > same was true of the predecessor Sof-Sensors. But I still used them because
they
 > did catch lows at night (although I had a high error rate of receiving a
warning
> for a low and finding out I was not low) and that was better than nothing at
> all.
>
 > I have heard about recent issues with Medtronic and their customer service in
> the various FB groups that I am in. I have not had a bad experience with them
 > myself, but I have observed that they were not prepared for FDA approval of
the
 > 630G and then the 670G. These two pumps use different sensors (the Enlite 2
and
 > the Guardian) so Medtronic has had a difficult time keeping up with demand
for
> their new pumps and the associated sensors. Then the hurricane hitting Puerto
> Rico shut down their manufacturing operations, so they continue to have
 > inventory problems. Even though I plan to order another Medtronic pump soon
(a
> 630G because I don't want to lose the ability to use temp basals, dual wave
 > boluses and basal patterns), I also decided to switch to Dexcom CGM rather
than
 > continue with the Enlites. I inserted my first sensor on Wednesday morning
and
> am already having a better experience than I did with the Enlites.
>
> Padma,Type 2
> dx'ed 2/2001
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