So, I have been on the Minimed, DexCom, and now the Navigator so if anyone is thinking about going on a Continous Glucose Monitor or wants to know my opinions on all 3 let me know.
Personally, I wish I could take all 3 of them and put them together because each ones has features that I love and hate so…
The minimed sensors hurt me and I had a hard time getting them to stick. They are defianely the hardest to insert and the least likely to stay on.
DexCom: Love the sensors, sticks really well and easy to inset and painless. What I didn’t like was that the alarms I could barely hear and it wouldn’t wake me up if my blood sugar got high in the middle of the night. data displays are simplier and less advanced which I don’t like.
Navigator: Only been on for 3 days. like it thus far but definately a few things I don’t like. transmitter is bigger (okay though as it hasn’t bothered me yet). 10 hour warm up.
What I love: the predictability alarms for the highs. (the low doesn’t work as well for me but I have to say my lows didn’t get caught very often on the other two as well).
Anyways, if anyone has specific questions let me know.