The new 670G medtronic pump is truely a wonderful amazing device.
What suprised me more than anything else is what an absolute pearl of a lesson it is in terms of how insulins work and the daily awful grind and variability of being a type 1.
Honestly congratulations to this development team, you have come up with a genius product. Genius!
It expertly and simply solves for so many of the dilemmas type 1’s face daily. And in a safe and perfect way.
Truely a product that answers so many of the questions that we have up to now not solved.
Thank you thank you thank you.
THe MARD was my biggest happiness on the sensor – 8.7- wow-Yay!
So many reasons that in my opinion as many type1 patients should get onto this technology in terms of cost saving in the long run for med aid schemes and longevity with quality for patients both old and young.
I nominate it for product of the year.
Problems it solves for :
1.) daily variability (automatic adjustments according to blood glucose)
2.) hypoglycemia – on a downward trend of sugar readings it keeps decreasing insulin as to prevent a low and then eventually suspending insulin so as to prevent the low from happnening, as soon as the sugar trends up it resumes insulin and keeps adjusting
3.) high sugars – on an upward trend it increases insulin (up to a preset SAFE) level with alarms and alerts so as to prevent the high sugar
4.) variability immediately improves as does TIME IN RANGE
5.) multiple layered safety catches in case of problems
Type 1 diabetes is a tough life sentence and pump/cgm is the key to a little more freedom 🙂