So many of you might have followed some of my new adventures with the 640G over the past 6 months…
Continuing the discussion from Medtronic 640g - Offical Details and photos:
While @Brent seems to have awesome results, and I had awesome results for a few months myself, i am back to square 1.
So a short summary: I started on the pump on May 29, and had immediate struggles keeping my sensor alive for more than 3 days. i was in close contact with my pump educator, and she was a great support in those times, kept sending me replacements, etc, and was really nice. after about 2 months of faulty sensors, i finally got a batch of working ones, and from about August had a little over 3 months of awesomeness with the 640G. back in November i started to get faulty sensors again, and last week, after having called medtronic about 3 times in a week, decided to make a drastic change and go back to MDI for a little time to give myself a break. The sensors were unfortunately not consistent enough to make the experience a pleasant one, and i just was so fed up with all of this technology that i went back to “stone age” the problem wasnt the accuracy of the sensors, but they kept failing after 3-4 days.
I still strongly believe in the 640G system, but Medtronic needs to make strong improvements in the consistency of those sensors, it isnt enough if they manage to sell 50% of working sensors and the rest is replaced by their customer service, who is nice, but takes too much time.
i guess i will go back to the pump eventually, just for convenience, but to appreciate the whole thing, i feel like i need to miss it for a while
just wanted to give a quick update, as some of you have closely followed the other thread and seemed very interested in the user experience.
i also wanna state that i do not encourage anyone to switch treatment on their own without the advice of a professional (like i did), i was on MDI shortly back in fall 2014 and felt confident enough to attempt the switch on my own, but i do not advice this to anyone.
wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a good start of 2016.