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.