Hello to the community! I'm a Type 1 since 1988. Very healthy and asymptomatic for the most part. My A1C's are mid-6's. I've been on a Minimed pump for over a decade and have been happy with it, but never could get on a regular usage of the original CGM model that they offered. While I liked the CGM data & functionality, inserting was troublesome to the point that I don't wear it very often.
I'm ready to upgrade my pump (529?) to the newer version with an improved CGM that is supposedly easier to insert. I'd like to get some opinions from the community that are already wearing Minimed's newer version of the pump (530G) & CGM (Enlite).
I'd also like to get the community's opinion of the Dexcom Share. That seems cool and useful. I could decide to keep my 529 Minimed pump and just get the Dexcom for CGM purposes. That's the only reason I'm really thinking about an upgrade with Minimed to begin with. Is the Dexcom easy to insert? How big of a pain is it add another device that you must carry? I'm afraid that I already wear my pump inside my pants pockets and my iPhone in my other pocket. Will I have room for another device? I'm a male, so I don't carry a purse so this is an issue to consider.
Thanks for those that give feedback. I'm looking forward to the community!
Joe in Texas
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