I am vacillating between the Omnipod and Medtronic with insulin suspension (640G I believe.) No tubing with the Omnipod is super attractive, as well as the integrated CGM and insulin suspension capability with the Medtronic.
I run low at night and currently use the Dexcom CGM with multiple injections to manage my T1D which I have had for 40 years. My last A1c was 7.3. My sleep is often compromised due to night time lows, so insulin suspension, in my mind would greatly improve the quality of my sleep. Provided that the integrated CGM with the Medtronics is accurate, I am leaning toward the Medtronic despite the nuisance of tubing. However, I am very concerned with the abundance of online customer feedback regarding the inaccuracy of the integrated CGM and sensor failure rate.
Additionally my diabetes nurse practitioner is advising that insulin suspension is not intended to work seamlessly without me being notified of the lows (alarms which I despise), and in actuality I would still need to wake up and treat the low with carbs.
I really want to hear people’s opinions about if insulin suspension is all that it is cracked up to be? Is it a “concept” Medtronic uses to market and sell pumps with little real life benefit (fluff if you will), or is it legit with true everyday benefits? Have people had their insulin suspended without knowing about it which is how I would like it to work. Much appreciation for helping me whack through the pump weeds to figure out what is real verses marketing.