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Re: [IPk] Replacement pump



Oops!  Thanks Melissa.

On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 15:51, Melissa Holloway <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi Sylvia and Pat
>
> Just a clarification: the current Tandem basal adjustment algorithm for
> hypos only is called Basal-IQ.
>
> Control-IQ is the hyperglycaemia/hypoglycaemia minimiser algorithm thatb s
> expected in the UK in July.
>
> Hope that helps a little
> Melissa
>
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 15:39, Pat Reynolds <
> email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > Hi Sylvia,
> >
> > I think it really depends on whether you want to go for a DIY loop, with
> > all their advantages (and disadvantages) or whether you want an
> > off-the-shelf package with all their advanages (or disadvantages).  I
> > considered both options and chose off-the shelf.
> >
> > Off the shelf, the two options are Medtronic (which I rejected because
> it's
> > (a) medtronic and (b) I already had G6 Dexcom) so went with Tandem
> t-slim.
> > I would not, personally, recommend the pump without Dexcom: it is a big
> > faff to load insulin, wastes insulin, hasn't got a decent clip,does not
> > store previous alerts (you missed it, it's gone forever), has a 'loud'
> > alarm that is as quiet as the 'quiet' on any pump, and although it claims
> > to stay unlocked for more than a minute, it times out in around 20
> seconds.
> >
> > At the moment the Tandem only has an automatic suspend feature.  This is
> > great.  And there is already an automatic-additional-insulin feature
> > (Basal-IQ is already out in the US, and last I heard was coming to the UK
> > in July.
> >
> > If thinking of the Tandem, I would definitely ask if your clinic witll be
> > supporting Basal IQ, or staying with the more basic model.  And maybe
> hold
> > on until you know it is definitely coming to the UK.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Pat
> >
> > On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 15:23, Sylvia Home email <
> > email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi and I hope everyone is staying well.
> > >
> > > I'm due for a replacement pump this month (4-years on Medtronic 640g)
> and
> > > hope you could share your experience. I've been offered Tandem, Dana
> RS,
> > > Omniopod DASH or another Medtonic 640g (670g only for CGM).
> > >
> > > The 640g has been fine though I don't have any comparison since I've
> only
> > > been pumping for 4-years and FreeStyle Libre for a few years. Keen to
> go
> > > closed loop as control is really important. Any thoughts?
> > >
> > > Many thanks
> > >
> > > Sylvia
> > >
> > > T1D for 23 yrs; pumping for 4 yrs
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> >
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