Sorry it has been a while since my last update but with two very young children my spare time is virtually non existent.
So back to the Medtronic New Enlite Sensor CGM which a few of us Diabetes Bloggers were lucky enough to be given the opportunity of trialling. The sensor itself is quite painless and very easy to insert using the new Enlite Inserter as opposed the very aggressive previous sensor inserter. The sensor is very accurate indeed and give +/- of 1mmol which is pretty damm good in my eyes but as with all CGM’s you just cant beat the old finger prick test (Love it – not). I have had a few alarms which are mailny weak signal and usually when i am bed which is most frustrating at 2.00am when you are fast a sleep in the land of nod ha ha. I have also been woken by a low BG alarm which is incredible really especially for people with Diabetes who live alone and worry about night time hypo’s this could be such peace of mind. Something that have found really annoying but may be the only person with this issue is the Enlite sensor actually peeling off especially when it has been a hot day, so frustrating as once it is off that is it.
I do very much like the Medtronic Insulin Pump and of course their Customer Service is second to none so will have to think long and hard before picking a new pump later this year.
I have had a look online at the New Animas Vibe pump which to be honest looks identical to the existing Animas 2020 pump but now has a built in CGM, I do find with my Animas 2020 pump that even though it has a great colour screen it is hard to see in sunlight which does not affect the Medtronic pump. I do however like the fact that the Animas pump is waterproof so will allow you to swim with it still on.
I am not aware of any New pumps being released in the next 6 months but who knows.
Thanks for looking.