I just submitted my form to Medtronic for the 770g insulin pump. I realize that the cgm needs 2 calibrations per day but this is a small price to pay if it keeps my basals steady.(especially through the night).
@Dee_Meloche Here’s hoping the 770g does the trick for you, and keeps you steady, especially while you are asleep!
Thanks. Do you have a 770? I read alot of posts of people who are very quite happy with it. I use a dexcom and a 630pump. and I am looking for a better algorithm to help me manage. As it is I wouldn’t become eligible to get something like that until 2023. That’s too long to wait for better technology.
Just a reminder. When I was using the Guardian 3 CGM with a 630G, you were required to calibrate every 6 hours for the first 4 (I think) calibrations immediately after the initial sensor warm-up. Calibrations were every 12 hours only after this roughly first 24 hours of more frequent calibrations.
I assume this was because the sensor had still not reached a sufficient equilibrium and needed more frequent calibrations to stay on track. I found this annoying, sure. But my primary goal was to be able to trust my CGM results so I just worked with it.
Maybe it will be different with the 770G. I have not seen any feedback about this from 770G users so I just don’t know one way or another.
No, I use the OmniPod (older version of PDM with the glucometer) and currently the G5, but I’ve been building a stock of G6 for when my G5 supplies are depleted.
I’m thinking I will move to OmniPod Dash or Tandem Control IQ. I’ve been on the fence with this for at least a year, but the older OmniPod is no longer an option for me as the formulary for 2021 has changed, so I need to make a decision.
I had a tslim but I used it for 1 week and had to return it as some of my basal rates are below the minimum basal on the tslim. I was getting too many lows. It was supposed to make my diabetes management easier but it was doing the opposite. It was a bummer. I use Fiasp and my doses are low so am sure I would get alot of occlusions. I just submitted my form to upgrade to the 770g. Medtronic looks like they are headed in the right direction with their 770 recieving remote updates when better technology is available. I normally would have to wait a total of 5 years to get a new pump.
They are working to change that. I listened to a podcast of Sean Salmon V.P. of Medtronic and he said the next generation of cgm will be an easy insertion, 1 calibration first day and it won’t require any overtape. We’ll see!
With the caveat being that the next generation is most likely during the end of 2021. Or later.
Yes, we’ll see. But I expect it’s going to take some time. Especially so as the world has other first priorities at the moment.
Yes, I am sure that there will be delays on progress. Very promising technology.
Is omnipod in development of a closed loop system?
Out of curiosity, what is the minimum basal rate on Medtronic pumps?
Starting with 530 pump, .025.
Older pumps .050.
.01 is the lowest basal. I have an unusually low basal. I have .025, .050 & .075 basal rates on my pump.
Let us know how the new 770G and sensor works. Tandem and Dexcom need competition.
I sure will! I hope Medtronic’s guardian sensor works well for me. I am very excited to start on this system.
I don’t know the answer to that, but if I had to guess, I’d say yes because it seems everyone is headed in that direction.
I truly love the 770g. I hope you do as well.
Note I am a Medtronic ambassador. My opinions are my own. They did not pay me to say nice things. OK, they sent me a shirt and a cup but even I am more expensive than that.
OMG! You took the leap. Please let me know it goes.
People have been suggesting I get back on closed loop and I’m just a little nervous.
But, I’ll consider it over the next couple of months.
I will keep you posted. Right now I am battling sinus problems and my bloodsugars have been out of whack so it’s a good thing I will have some time to wait before I get it and training for it. I am very excited for this pump as I won’t be eligible for a new pump until February 2023. I am sure the 780 will be approved before then, even with covid. Now I won’t ever have to wait 5 years for better technology. Once the 780 is approved the pump will automatically update itself. Pretty neat, huh? I hope things work out for me.