I started writing a blogpost today comparing my experiences with Tandem’s Basal IQ and Control IQ. But somehow it morphed into mental health and diabetes distress. Somehow it always does…
Reports like yours make me think that I’d be frustrated with the current Tandem technology. If I wasn’t using a DIY system, I’d likely choose Control IQ. Its use of the Dexcom G6 is a strong feature.
I’d probably also be using the sleep settings and making other choices to make the system do what I would want it to do, like setting a body weight parameter way over my actual weight.
In the end, I agree with you that its really about the long game and good mental health. When your blood sugar is optimal without using herculean efforts, it enables a better attitude. I think good blood sugar management and optimal mental health are firmly entwined. It’s hard to enjoy one without the other.
The best thing about Control IQ is overnight BS control and well worth the upgrade. During the day I’m a little indifferent, but I do appreciate the assistance while I’m working and can’t obsess about my BS. Pushing me in the correct direction is helpful.
Is it perfect, no, but it is a first generation automated commercial pump.
I like the fact that if I ignore it, it will eventually get around to fixing high or low sugars.
Especially at night.