insulin pump and love it

By harry1 Latest Reply 2014-04-25 08:56:20 -0500
Started 2014-04-23 20:43:54 -0500

Finally started on my pump on Friday. My blood sugar reading were 250 and higher and I was injecting over 300 units per day now with pump I'm running at 150 and up to 100 units and no injections. I was scared thinking it was going to hurt putting the infusion set in no pain compared with the vial and needle way. I love it.

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dominickgallegos 2014-04-24 13:55:48 -0500 Report

I got my 530g about a month ago and am loving it. The threshold suspend can sometimes annoying since u can't customize the notifications however it's serving it's purpose by keeping me alive I guess. Regardless, love accuracy of the new Enlite sensor as compared to the SoftSensor, I'm getting about twice the accuracy as compared to the old one and bout 5-10min lag in accuracy versus actual.

GabbyPA 2014-04-24 08:30:07 -0500 Report

That is huge improvement. I really should look into doing that. Did your insurance cover your pump? What kind of monthly costs come with it if you don't mind me asking?

harry1 2014-04-24 09:08:47 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby, my insurance is covering all of it the only thing i had to buy was the skin preps which cost $12.00 for a box of 50 and i only use 1 every three days. I have the Medtronic minimed 723 model which holds 300 units of insulin and they have 5 colors to choose from. The training was easy did all of mine online from the Medtronic web site. The nurse from Medtronic had me planned for 6 hours with her she had me done in 2 hours the only thing i do now is download the pump info for her to look at and she calls me with any changes. It did cost over $7000 for the pump and supplies.

GabbyPA 2014-04-24 09:17:00 -0500 Report

If it's just a little a month to maintain it, then that sounds great. My husband has a Medtronic pump, so I am failure with the company and they are good.