I can tell you that I would advise against the Medtronic CGM in favor of the Dexcom CGM. I was planning to get a Medtronic CGM since I already use the Medtronic Paradigm pump, but then I learned that there is a 20 minute delay with that CGM. So the number you see is what your blood sugar was 20 minutes ago. (This has to do with testing interstitial fluid instead of blood.) However, the Dexcom system uses a different algorithm such that there is only a 5 minute delay. So the number you see is approximately your blood sugar 5 minutes ago. I started using the Dexcom system a few months ago and I like it. The sensors fail a lot, but every time they fail, the company replaces them for free (which is not the case with Medtronic). I would at least look into it. The supplies are also a little cheaper in case your insurance doesn’t cover it.
So, I have a separate device, which is kind of a drag, but the difference btw knowing my blood sugar 5 minutes ago and knowing what it was 20 minutes ago is a huge difference to me and the device for the CGM just goes in my purse or sits on my desk at work. My blood sugar can change a lot in 20 minutes!
With respect to the pumps, I have had great success with my Medtronic paradigm pump (I’ve had a Paradigm 515 for 3 years) and have no complaints there, but am considering switching to the OmniPod maybe in another year or so because I also like the lack of tubing and having one thing to hide on my body instead of the infusion site, tubing, and pump all tucked away somewhere.
I’d be interested to know what you decide and what you think of whichever option you decide to go with, since both are things I’ve considered.
All the best,