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Re: [IPk] Replacement pump



Perfect Melissa, a great suggestion and I've dusted off my old FB account
and requested to join the group.

Thanks for your help.

Best, Sylvia

On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 22:21, Melissa Holloway <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi Sylvia
>
> Ib ve been looping for 2 years and itb s been great for me. If youb re on
> Facebook, the groups to join are
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheLoopedGroup/?ref=share and
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoopedUK/?ref=share
>
> Worth joining Facebook for these if you arenb t currently on it, in
> my opinion :)
>
> All best
> Melissa
>
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 21:21, Sylvia Home email <
> email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > Many thanks Melissa and Pat, that is very helpful.
> >
> > On the closed looping Ib m 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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