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Re: [IPp] CGMS

Isn't the Navigator by Abbott, not Medtronic?  

Mom of Chris, 25, Carrie, 21, Dan, 17 dx 01 pumping
cozmo 03, aunt and guardian of Mike, 21, wife of Jim

--- "Shelby L. Brock" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I had a rep from Medtronic come over my house
> yesterday to show me the
> Navigator.  I have used the Dexcom twice as a
> one-week trial each time
> from the hospital.  I was really impressed with the
> Navigator.  We have
> an Animas pump so it doesn't communicate with that
> but if you have a
> minimed pump, it will.  (Something to think about
> when upgrade time
> comes.)  These are the main features I liked about
> the Navigator:
> 1.  It has directional arrows to let you know
> whether they are going up
> or down.  If one arrow is on the screen, it means
> they've gone down 20
> pts in 20 minutes.  If there are two arrows, it
> means they've gone down
> 40 pts in 20 mins.  This is really helpful to us b/c
> our son's numbers
> fluctuate like crazy!
> 2.  I can calibrate it with any meter.  The Dexcom
> has to calibrated
> with the OneTouch meter only and I really like my
> Freestyle Lite better.
> 3.  Someone mentioned the Dexcom was smaller, but I
> thought the
> Navigator was much smaller than the Dexcom I had. 
> Lighter for him to
> carry around.  A friend of ours puts both her
> daughter's pump and the
> receiver in her pump pak.
> 4.  Sensors are cheaper than Dexcom's ($35 each v.
> $60 each).
> 5.  I thought the screen is easier to read than
> Dexcom plus it goes up
> to a 24-hr graph where Dexcom only goes up to a 9 hr
> graph.
> 6.  If the receiver is out of range from the sensor,
> it will store 40
> mins worth of data.  As soon as the sensor is near
> the receiver, the
> receiver will pick up all the data.  We had lots of
> times the Dexcom
> just lost data.
> So based on all of this, I am going to see what our
> insurance will cover
> for the Navigator.  It seems like a great choice. 
> When I had the loaner
> CGMS, it gave me peace of mind at night (I had one
> alarm when he was
> going low).  I tend to feel more comfortable being a
> bit more aggressive
> since I have a backup to help catch lows.  Our main
> purpose in getting
> it though is that our son's numbers change so
> quickly and we need more
> information to make changes to his pump.  Our endo
> also said he was a
> good candidate for the sensors and it would help us
> get his numbers
> under control.
> Shelby Brock
> Mom to Chandler (9), Peyton (4, dx 9/05) and Sydney
> (3)
> .
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