So, I finally got my new pump…a medtronic 630G, which came with the Contour Plus bg monitor. Got myself up and running within a couple of hours. Still waiting for my insurance to approve the test-strip order, so for the most part, I’m still using my One Touch meter and strips, which means I have to enter the bg into the pump before entering carbs. Okay…not that much of a problem.
But since my short-term memory is all but non-existent, I do use the Contour meter when I’m out or with people, as I would forget my bg number the minute I take the strip out. I’m so used to my meter talking to my pump, and it’s annoying to have to keep turning the meter back on and scrolling to find the last bg number. Getting old isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be!
Anyway, when I’m using the Contour bg meter, I’m wondering why it doesn’t shut itself off automatically once I’ve tested, marked the test (fasting, before meal, etc.) and the meter sends the info to the pump. I have to manually shut it off. Am I missing something here? I’ve looked through the book, but can’t find anything about this admittedly minor problem.
Further info…I’m not on a CGM, so I’ll be using the meter all the time. Again…age, maybe, but it’s getting annoying to have to change so many things. The 630 requires so much more button-pushing than the Paradigm, but I’m guess that’s because it can do so much more than the Paradigm pumps. I just don’t want to have to keep charging the bgm because I will probably forget to shut it off when I start using it regularly.
Gosh…I am getting crochety, darn it!