My Medtronic Minimed warranty just expired. I’ve also been using the Medtronic CGM which also just expired. I like that I have one device for both my pumping and my CGM, but have increasing concerns with the CGM accuracy of Medtronic minimed’s system. So…I may be interested in getting a new pump/CGM setup. My question for you all is this: what setup do you have/like? and what do you like about it? Thanks for any input you may have!
I also had some concerns over Medtronic’s accuracy. I’ve been with t:slim and the G6 since January and absolutely love it. It’s a great combo. Having experienced many frustrations on the 670, my favorite part of this duo is the almost complete lack of frustrations. Basal-IQ is fantastic, and the G6 is a hawk. I’m on day 22 of my sensor right now, and my sensor has been within 2 or 3 of my meter values. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with the move!
Agree with Tandem/G6. Having my pump display my CGM data is awesome, the CGM is so accurate, the pump is easy to use, and I’ve had good experiences with customer service. I had Medtronic before but it was the old Paradigm pump without CGM - I used Dexcom separately then and have been happy with them for six years.
++1 for Tandem and Dexcom. I was a longtime Medtronic user before moving to Tandem.
@Nickyghaleb Wow, day 22!? That is awesome. How often do you have to calibrate?
@Allison I appreciate your perspective. I am glad to hear that I would still be able to manage sensor information from the pump with tandem/dex combo. Thanks!
@jim26 I’m seriously considering following your migration pattern. I must say that it is with some hesitation. I have really loved Medtronic ever since I had pump problems while on a camping trip and they pulled a bunch of strings to deliver a new pump to my campsite by a courier the same day. I have never experienced such dedicated customer service.
I was loyal to Medtronic for a good 12 years… maybe longer. Their customer service used to be amazing. It definitely felt odd parting ways, but it’s been a very good experience with Tandem so far.
As far as calibrating goes, it’s very much up to the user as to how much… or how little. I think I can say I don’t calibrate at all on about half of my sensors, and I extend them all. Now 22 days is quite a stretch, but it’s not uncommon for me to go 14 or 15 days on a sensor and never calibrate more than once—if at all. It’s been a world of difference coming from the Guardian to the G6. Hopefully Medtronic is cleaning up a little in this category as they near releasing the 780. The G6 really shines in the maintenance department.
I agree and I had a similar experience with Medtronic when I took my pump for a swim on vacation which killed the pump. By noon the next day they had a new pump in my hands. So never had any complaints about their service. Also loved they would text me every 3 months asking if I wanted to reorder supplies. A simple “Yes” response and my supplies were ordered.
My switch was more about integration with Dexcom and their product roadmap (Basil IQ and Control IQ).
I had similar quick replacement of MM 523 last summer on vacation. But also likely to get Tandem as next pump in 2020. I would use the MM pump as backup if delay in Tandem replacement occurs.
Tandem tslim & dexcom g6
Thank you very much for your input. You all have confirmed the direction I was heavily leaning. I am amazed at how unanimous the input was. I met with my doc and should have a Tslim + Dexcom G6 in about a month. I’m very excited about it. Also, strangely a bit apprehensive. I feel like I am breaking up with someone. haha! It’s not you, it’s me minimed. Can we still be friends??
You might enjoy this, regarding Nicky’s experience with MM 670. (Before she switched to Tandem).
That’s what I did… left MM after almost 20 years! But it has been so worth it.
haha! Can I have the pump with “screw you” mode!? that’s hilarious!