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Re: [IPk] Replacement pump



Many thanks Melissa and Pat, that is very helpful.

On the closed looping Ibm keen to try the DIY option if I can get my head
around it. For now Libre works pretty well.

Thank to you both.

Sylvia

On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 16:10, Pat Reynolds <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> 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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