My old legacy, pager-style Paradigm is at last giving signs of impending software failure, so I’m facing the prospect of getting a new pump, which I’ve been putting off for years. Question is Tandem or Medt (I’ve looked at Omnipod, but it’s not for me). I’ve done enough research to know a bunch of the pluses and minuses. Would help to hear more about peoples’ experiences, especially any long-time Medtronic users who have made the leap to Tandem. For me it’s basically coming down to whether that finicky finagling bladder-and-syringe insulin handling component of Tandem is offset by their AID system, in whichever of the configurations (Control vs Basal IQ) I’d end up using.
Can anyone tell me more about running permanently in Sleep Mode for the more aggressive target? Says here the “setting does not allow any auto-correction boluses while it’s activated.” Not sure what they mean by “Auto-correction bolus.” Guessing that refers to the correction bolus Control IQ will give you in regular mode, but you can still give yourself one manually? Or you can’t bolus at all without switching sleep mode off?
Is that process of changing infusion sets really as much of a PITA as it looks? Like at 3am with a sleep-fogged brain because you rolled over and yanked your inset out and all you want to do is get a new one in and back to sleep before the sun comes up? What about that old-school THWACK OUCH! inserter, same as the old Mios before introducing the Advance, which was a godsend? Really don’t want to go back to that, but if other things seem worth it…
I know every system has things that will drive you nuts after a while, just a matter of choosing which ones you can tolerate best. If only you could combine the best of both systems and leave the sucky bits, we’d really have something. But that’s just not how it works alas.