New to forum type 2 past 4 years


#1

I was first on trajenta a I have severe chronic kidney disease and other oral meds were not safe for a kidney pt. I have been on toujeou this past 3 years and started humalog as well 2 years ago . I’m hoping to get approved for an insulin pump and a continous glucose monitor as my blood sugers seem to flucuate to much and I’m hoping to preserve what kidney function I have left with close observation . I’m a retired nurse and have a hubby whom has been on a pump for the last 6 years I feel comfortable with using a pump if I’m approved .Wish me luck with my goals

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#2

I hope you can get these, asap. They both helped me significantly. I use dexcom G4 and medtronic 723.

What pump does your husband have ? And which one do you want ?


#3

My hubby has the new medtronic 630 I’m hoping for one the same model


#4

I’ll add my endorsement of starting a pump and CGM. I especially like the CGM idea because it will educate you about how your glucose metabolism works, Good luck!


#5

You may be interested in reviewing Tandem pump with dexcom as alternative. There have been many discussions on this lately. Probably what i will get next, after 20 years using Medtronic (with dexcom).

I also think I read somewhere that medtronic 630 has or will be upgraded to work with newer medtronic sensor, Guardian.


#6

I was contacted by the Medtronic rep , he stated they are hoping to get Medicare approval for their CCM by the middle of next year


#7

This could be nonsense, but if I had kidney disease, I’d go full keto and lower protein. They did a mouse study.