So I got approval this morning for a new insulin pump from my insurance after 4 months of use of another one. I am switching from the Animas Ping to the MiniMed Paradigm. My main reason for wanting to switch was due to the fact that I want better control of my blood sugars and will do that be adding the CGM to my pump therapy. I didn't want two separate devices, so I decided to go with the integrated system from Medtronic.
So I from my previous post, you can see I do understand that CGM does not replace the need for standard blood glucose testing, but it gives the bigger picture to as what maybe going on with glucose in your body at different times of the day. This gives you and the doctor a better idea of what changes need to be changed to your current therapy. How have you managed your diabetes better with A CGM than without a CGM?