Pump and CGM Myths debunked

Type1Lou
By Type1Lou Latest Reply 2015-02-17 12:11:36 -0600
Started 2015-02-13 12:09:30 -0600

I recently saw this article on Medtronics Loop blog and thought it might help people understand better what it means to pump and/or use a CGM.

http://www.loop-blog.com/myth-vs-reality-insu...


4 replies

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-02-16 20:21:46 -0600 Report

The link unfortunately is merely a clever PUBLIC RELATIONS piece for/by the company(ies). Tells their version of "truth", and does not make it remotely so…

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-02-17 12:11:36 -0600 Report

Rather than just slamming the information, would you care to elaborate on what you found incorrect or inaccurate about the information provided??? I'm sure potential pumpers would be interested in hearing about your information/experience.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-13 19:47:13 -0600 Report

Thanks for the link, I found it very useful.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-02-14 09:09:36 -0600 Report

Glad it helped. I've had diabetes since 1976 but only started pumping in 2011. I hadn't wanted to be connected to something 24/7. When I started getting ever increasing and serious low BG's, I decided it was time to give pumping a try. Now I'm sorry I waited so long! It's given me better control with less overall insulin. I hope I never have to return to MDI (Multiple daily injections). I don't use a CGM because Medicare doesn't cover them and the cost, for me, is prohibitive. If I had CGM coverage, I would also use that and upgrade to Medtronics 530G pump with Enlite (CGM) since I have some issues with Dawn Phenomenon and I think it would help me better control that.