Going back to Dexcom CGM G4 Platinum after Medtronic Minimed 530G

Tomorrow, I am getting my 3rd Dexcom.  I had an endocrinologist talk me into the Medtronic MiniMed 530G with Enlite CGM.  Medtronic had a great concept, but the readings were so off, that it was reporting lows when I was high.  The feature that drew me to the Medtronic was shutting down the basal in the middle of the night when a low threshold is passed.  Well, it has to be accurate first.  It wasn’t. The alerts don’t wake me up…  I talked to Medtronic support and didn’t get a clear answer.  So back to carry two devices.  At least the Dexcom is accurate and in the end, that is what matters.  It seemed that it wasn’t accurate after 3 days.

I don’t think it will be easy switching to the Animas Vibe that was finally approved in November of 2014 by the FDA.  I just received my replacement Minimed earlier in 2014.  I believe I have to wait 4 years, but who knows what is coming down the pipes then.

Medtronic Minimed is a great pump, but does have drawbacks.  If they are working on a closed loop system, they need to buy Dexcom for an accurate CGM.

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