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
> 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
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