@Terry4 … thank you again! I am a Consumer Reports member, but never thought to check there for meters. They too, do not have the “Freestyle Freedom” meter or OmniPod PDM both which use the Freestyle strips (not lite).
Looking at this a bit closer, the OmniPod DASH will be using Contour Next, so it looks like the Freestyle Freedom (not lite) will be going away because the only way I can even get a backup meter is to call Abbott and request one; they are not available for purchase anywhere (that I’m familiar with).
In regards to Dexcom G6, I’m not pleased with the hard 10-day shutoff. I’m anticipating I will stay with the G5 or the G4 if I can could get the transmitters (I liked that they lasted at least a year). Right now, I’m without a backup transmitter because I’m not eligible to order until August. I don’t like not having one in the closet; with the G4, after the first six months, I always had a backup transmitter. Peace of mind means a lot yanno!
The G5 has reduced my testing a lot, being able to dose off of it.
I’ve found the G4 and G5 to be spot on, the majority of the time. Once the sensor begins to get wacky or hiccups, I know it’s time to change it. I’ve often gone over 28 days on one sensor and at least 14 days before it starts to hiccup (lapses). I did have longer runs, more frequently, using the G4 than I do with the G5.
Cost-wise I’ll have to do some calculations, but I’m going to take leap and say even with no calibrations needed, I’m still going to test, so meter/strips will still be necessary, the 10-day G6, in the long run, is going to cost me more. There is a lot to consider.
Again, thank you so much for the information!