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Re: [IP] Medtronic 670G



 Most pumps have the features you listed, incl temp basal rates,customized
carb-insulin factors, ISF, multiple settings for time of day etc.I use a T-Slim
and have multiple settings for about 9 different time periods throughout the
day. Love that I can adapt things to my life and not the other way around - but
that is basically true for all pumps.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Liliana Wells" <email @ redacted> 
To: "IP" <email @ redacted> 
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:06:29 PM 
Subject: 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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