I just got back home. Had a couple errands to do afterwards.
I've got the Medtronic 530G as well as the Enlite CGM. We'll be doing the CGM training next Monday.
The Medtroinc DCM met me at the doctor's office and we did the 'training' there.
It took about two hours, but about 45 minutes of that was because my doctor is 'chatty', which I love because we get to discuss recent clinical studies or research, etc. Also, since Mother Hen came along we had to talk about grand children. :-)
We had to make adjustments to the initial settings from what we all agreed on two weeks ago due to my intensive management program. I've been suffering from lots of hypos over the past 7-8 weeks and have been forced to reduce both basal & bolus amounts by about 30-35% over the past several weeks.
We also worked out how to handle further adjustments as the needs arise, which basically came down to: Whatever you want/need to change to just let us know what you did. I love that about my doctor, he trusts me to make informed decisions
The first thing I will be changing is the basal patterns, I need to add one to better handle my typical afternoon lows. But I'll give it a couple days before I make that change. (I just checked and I'm at 73, so yeah, that will be the first adjustment I'll make.)
We did have one interesting thing happen. When I attempted to insert the set, the tape somehow caught on the inside of the Quick-Serter so it did not insert fully. So we got to troubleshot that. Note to self: "Hey dummy, keep your big, fat, fingers off the big, fat, button on the top while inserting a set!"
I'm positive that the initial settings are quite conservative and that we'll be adjusting in the next several days. Basal rate is 1.3U/hr; ICR = 7; and ISF = 26. Interestingly enough, this represents a 50% reduction in TDD from where I was just 8 weeks ago!
My doctor and the Medtronic rep are already scheming about how to get me to agree to become some sort of pump advocate for their patients.