So I’ve decided to jump in and purchase a CGM. I am 99% sure that with a 5.7% A1c and few wide swings of blood sugar I will not get coverage, so cost is something to seriously think about. I’m hoping that I can get some good advice from you people on which to choose (specifically hoping some Navigator users will come along). Some of the things I’ve noticed:
Navigator - $1600 up front cost (but replaceable batteries!), most accurate (?), there may be some adhesive issues, receiver rocks out w/ all of the bells and whistles (I can analyze data until the cows come home).
Dexcom - cheapest start-up, receiver/transmitter only last ~ 1year and then have to buy new ones, no fancy tools in receiver, sensor/transmitter seems to be the least obtrusive and problematic.
MM Real-time - $1k startup and no replaceable batteries w/ $500 to replace ~1yr old transmitter, works w/ my pump, apparently has weak signal wayyy too often, sensor must be taped down w/ Tegaderm, etc.
Anything else to consider? I’m leaning towards throwing caution to the wind and plunking down $1600 for the Navigator in the hopes that when they inevitably come out with a smaller, better sensor in the next few months, it will still work with the same receiver.