Let's see. Well first of all, I got told I can only get a medtronic because my endo prefers that for the whole carelink and all that it records. Apparently the Animas and Tandem pumps don't cover the same amount of info so I'm kinda stuck with a medtronic if I want my pump , which I think I'll go for it. Gotta see when the medtronic guy gets back to me (which should be before Tuesday) . I also got upset at the idea of a bayer meter I don't like those, and fortunately my cde had an ultra link floating around so I got hers . I need to wipe the numbers on it off (as there's some cray numbers on it I don't know what's up with that lol) . She insisted that I used a link meter so I ended up with that.
As far as everything else though, I got to try a 530g without the sensor. I played for a while with it then got to try a quickset ...the 9mm seems too big but I didn't kink it which seems like an accomplishment as I did the whole thing by myself and it looked really complicated but worked out fine (didn't hurt either) and I got to try it out with saline in her office. Gave myself a gross red mark that I can't use as an injection site though :( lol. But it's okay , it did not hurt at all and I really liked what I saw with it and it was fun to play around with and test out how to suspend it (lots of beep boop beeps lol) and all of that.
Hopefully the medtronic dude gets back to me about insurance crap by Tuesday. It sounds like I have the option of the 523 and the 530g...I'm kinda leaning towards the 523 for now as I don't really wanna hassle with a sensor but who knows. She did tell me she won't make me keep those if I get the 530g and don't like them, and she said she won't be starting me with the sensors right away, probably a month of normal pump usage first. We'll just have to see how this goes but it looks like I"m getting the purple medtronic after all.