I just received a letter from Medtronic stating that; seeing as how I'm under 16 years of age (I'm 38) I will not be receiving my free upgrade as part of their free upgrades for three years after I purchased a revel and CGM at the same time.
Sorting out this little problem aside (and the fact that they billed my insurance company for two of them (14,000 dollars no less)). Are their any down sides to this new pump upgrade?
My main concerns being the glucose sensors and if they're as re-usable as the previous gen are (I get at least 9 days from mine by starting them off again as new after each 3 day phase is over).
I have to admit my trust in Minimed fades continuously. Despite them continuously re-badging tiny software changes as entirely new pumps, my main concern is that they will have figured out people can re-use the previous sensors and will somehow put a one cap use on the new ones, massively raising the cost to continue to use them for me. Is there any danger of this with the Enlites?
I do appreciate the legal issue with the auto cut off at low levels, and see that this is actually quite an important step for insulin pumping. I just don't exactly trust Minimed and don't want to give up my revel for the sake of it if it isn't worth it.