Continuous sensor monitors/pods

Sue B - 14477
By Sue B - 14477 Latest Reply 2008-05-27 08:44:17 -0500
Started 2008-05-10 04:14:30 -0500

I recently had my entire regime changed after an illness and using a continuous monitor and pod was discussed. I know little about either and would appreciate any feedback from anyone who uses either one or both


2 replies

troxburgh
troxburgh 2008-05-27 08:44:17 -0500 Report

This is a very confusing subject I have been wearing an insulin pump for about 14 yrs and love. The sensor does have it's downside. You still have to calibrate at least twice a day and you can not dose your insulin off of the reading. It is mainly right now to give you trends and graphs,it ios designed to help target the trouble area's. They do help if you are trending low or high some people have found that to be helpful ecspecially if you have hypoglycemic unawareness. You can set a range and if you go outside that range it will let you know by alerting you. You can call Medtronic direct 1-800-646-4633(1-800-MINIMED)and they can give you the local reps name and phone # in your area. I would sugest calling him/her to schedule an appt. That is what there for. They want to sale there product. The better educated we are the better decesions we can make. I hope this info helps.

Sheila185
Sheila185 2008-05-10 05:08:59 -0500 Report

My doctor has ask that I use a continuous monitor and an insulin pump. I have been given information on these but it is to difficult to understand. I have researched them on the internet and from what I can understand they are great.

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