I think it was said the g7 is cheaper but unsure. It probably won’t cost $300 to get a new transmitter likr now. I would think that the integrated disposable is better bc it’s still 10-15 day change?? Somewhere… can’t recall the exact details but it’s like ok, well I will have tnr next one vs being completely out. I assume, like now, dex will provide extra replacements for free if lost through medical procedures or some trigger bleeding lack of connection thing if they determine it’s not you! Tandem also will replace dex sensors if there is a transmitter to pump issue. I had a research project playing with the g7. I can’t talk about it but it was around 1 year ago and patient feedback was very important to them. I really liked it. But on the flip side, my overall experience has been positive so that’s a personal bias!
I do think upper management is interested in true feedback. I’ve had people personally contact me to inquire about feedback I never expected anyone would care. One developer asked me a lot of questions and informed me of various updates being made on the web interfaces and this was before the tconnect phone app. The things he said were coming including stuff he’s working on are indeed available now snd improving.
I’ve definitely had Some awful and incompetent customer service and techs. One situation was severe enough thst I put in a formal grievance. Then again, I originally was starting process under Medtronic and they did a totally royal job ■■■■■■■ me off. Long story but basically it was enough that I would not likely ever use Them. It wasn’t even directly related to the pump!!
Life , good , bad, ugly lol
I never like sounding as if I’m all or nothing about anything. I feel like you might think I am? Or I’m not explaining myself clearly enough.
I understand you have seen others with this issue you have with your equipment. Makes sense… I’m sure there is some explanation for it. I hope the next step for you will be better.
I had a major issue with my pump. I can’t remember what it was. The company kept trying to blame various things anf I always … ALWAYS take notes with date/time/who I spoke with etc bc despite the other party documentation, people suddenly seem to not see what you are referencing when it’s important lll. Anyways, I did all of that snd could show thst they are just cycling with me. In the end, they replaced my pump. I thought yo ask if it was refurbished or not. Thry said it’s refurbished and I argued saying it’s unfair that my pump is new ans still under warranty. Obviously I didn’t break it and despite claims that refurbished isn’t typicaly significant, I still feel like it could possibly have less ‘life span’ vs new. Whatever the case, they sent me a new one lolol
I do take so reviews into account too. I was trying to say that it felt like people rarely post a positive review whrn they are pleased with whatever product but most people upset will post. Often I see posts like for example, a restaurant menu item. I see people complain about a mistake from the app based food delivery which technically isn’t directly related to the taste of the food item. That’s a easy issue but still, I’m not saying no negative reviews are helpful or all positive reviews are good!! Haha
Scary about the issue you had but got saved by a review!! I’ve had a few atypical reactions and did a review because it was something that could easily be missed. I was on the antidepressant Effexor and after 1 year started having elevated blood pressure. I was in college and I’m fat so my PCP said it was expected given stress and fat! Fortunately my psychiatrist was extra cautious, up to date snd not one to just accept what might look obvious. He said Effexor could trigger high BP. Generally significant side effects show up quickly but this was 1 year. He transitioned me to something else. Low and behold it was Effexor! So stuff like that I will sometimes post bc it can be serious and missed!
I just dislike when I feel someone is making a sweeping remark because of their bad experiences but projecting that it will be bad for everyone else too…
In terms of stem cell and chemo… if it’s still tnr process I was last familiar with, the chemo is necessary to kill off your immune system in order to basically reboot with progenitor stem cells which will hopefully lead to a new autoimmune or malignancy free or whatever it’s being used for immune system. Chemo can only kill off the immune system which is the most dangerous period of stem cell. Yikes but embryonic stem cells are insanely miraculous anf beautiful. I assume that if the stem cell transplant doesn’t work, it’s likely that the persons immune system wasn’t completely eradicated. I know that my autoimmune rheumatic diseases often lead up to rejecting meds evrn the latest greatest biologics. My system seems to ‘outsmart’ Thrn but the chemo in on now is helping this far. It doesn’t help that I had no and inadequate treatment due to wrong diagnosis and sometimes insurance issues so the more my body is resistant
Same with LADA… have had diabetes for like 18 years anf only found out it’s LADA bc I was in a psychological based support group with type 1 & 2’s facilitated by 2 diabetes psychologists and one in particular suspected, especially given other autoimmune diseases, several DKA episodes, hypo attacks even in teen years that I had some type 1 variant. Despite years of various Endocronologists… no one tested, inquired and with the DKA thing, they would say well that’s atypical but whatever! I’m fat sooo yeh…
A psychological of all people pretty much dx me unofficially snd so endo tested and woe… ooops, thst also explained why oral meds only helped so much amd I was pissrx to need insulin. I still have type 2 resistance so I’m not completely insulin dependent but I have enough issues to need a pump. My Ha1c went from 12 to 7.3 within 1 year of pumping.
The psychologist had asked a friend of hers … a MD/PHD who does Endocronology research about my situation and she agreed that many people who are fat get a type 2 dx almost automatically. Rarely do the doctors check and bc I already have 2 autoimmune diseases, my risk is higher.
I so don’t know how I got to this topic lolll
I vanish for periods of time… boom I randomly read a email notification that catches my attention and maybe I will read it and rarely actually respond lol
But, Thrn I might make up for lost time with prolific writing lolol