Looking for opinions!!
I've been a United States MM pump user since 1998, added their CGM in November 2007 and have been on this integrated system since.
I'm looking for opinions from people who have a MM pump and Dexcom CGM. More ideal would be those who switched their CGM from MM. Even more idea would be those who are also female.
The entire time I've been on MM CGM, I've complained about the harpooning insertion and the inaccuracy of the data from the sensor. In 2012 I was involved in the clinical trial for the newly FDA approved MM 530G and Enlite sensor. While the accuracy wasn't improved, I was thrilled by the better, and less painful, insertion.
When the announcement came our that the Enlite sensors were FDA approved, I immediately called MM. I cannot upgrade sensors without getting the new pump. I still have two years on my current pump warranty and MM won't even inquiry my insurance company to see if they'll cover a new pump at this time. So, I'm investigating other options for my CGM.
My concerns about switching to a Dexcom for my CGM needs:
- Having 2 separate devices to carry around and keep track of
- Having to do 2 downloads to get ALL the data (CGM and bolus) and trying to align both sets of data to make adjustments to pump settings.
Any opinions are greatly appreciated--thank you!