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Anyone using a medtronics 670G with sensor?

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Old 08-22-2017, 21:52   #1
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Switched edo's and the new doc tested me for type 1 diabetic and it turns out i'm a type 1. She wants me to go on medtronics 670G pump with sensor. The medtronic rep got my insurance to cover it 100%. New to pumps. Injecting insulin 4 to 6 times a day for almost 2 years which really doesn't keep my blood sugars in check. I'm currently taking 76 units of Tresiba nightly then fast acting novolog when i eat or drink anything with carbs. Anything i should really know about using a pump for the first time? Esp this new style of pump that checks my blood sugars every 5 minutes and makes micro adjustment to my insulin amounts.

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That's great you're getting a pump. I assume since it's also checking your BG that it has a CGM incorporated in it?

There's a book that those who pump have recommended that might be of help to you with the details of pumping.

Pumping Insulin by John Walsh

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I liked your post for getting a new endo that tested and you now know. I don't know why that most doctors just assume type 2 and don't wonder that you BG is not getting in control because they might be wrong. Their first thoughts are almost always it the patients fault.

Another good book is Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner.

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I will let you know , I recently received a 670G and CGM package but have not had the time to sit down and get it up and running , currently on an older medtronic pump that works great , never had one complaint about but was eligible for a new pump so why say no to that.

Looking forward to see what the new one will do

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@crankincraig How’s your experience with the Medtronic so far? How reliable is auto mode?

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