This was talked about at the TCOYD conference I attended this weekend. Someone said what you are saying, that the sensors are not as accurate as she wanted and was afraid of lows due to her sensitivity. And boy, did I understand her. I was also in the place. I checked my blood for every dosing instead of trusting my CGM. But after talking with many people and a few different doctors, I have come to realize that I need to release some of my control.
And I have finally started dosing off my sensor without testing and have yet to run into a problem. My correction numbers are 1:100 so I am pretty sensitive. And the reality with blood testing meters, they are not all that accurate either and we trust them. Why? I can get two completely different number on my Contour meter using the same drop of blood.
And my thinking now is, if I or the sensor are off, using these newer pumps, it will turn off. With each new advancement, I have had to let go a little. And I must say, it is liberating! I am getting my new Tandem next month and have my G6 waiting to hook up. And for the first time since getting my Dexcom, I won’t have to keep checking it. The pump will make adjustments for me. All that thinking off my plate. It will turn off the insulin to prevent, I can’t believe I am saying that, to prevent a low. Just think lows cut more than in half! My family can’t wait.
I have talked with a few who are currently using it and they love it. I mean, they love it. And many here online also love it. So for me after 48 years of this, I am so ready to give up some control. And with all the new pumps coming, it will get easier and easier and I can finally start using all that brain power for something besides diabetes.
So I say, go for it. And if it doesn’t work, you can turn it off, just like many have done with the 670g. Good luck with your choice!