I have the Accutrend Spirit Combo. I like the bg meter that acts as a remote control and does all the bolus/correction dose calculation bits for you. I don’t like the fact that it has no availability for CGMS (like @alison‘s does).
Animas 2020 – no clever bg meter with this one , or remote control, don’t know about CGMS compatability..
The parent company is Johnson & Johnson (I think) so there should be something out there.. just don’t know that much about it… still a newbie.. and the choice I had was take it or leave it (it wasn’t new new, some chap had had it for 6 months and I think had gone on to have a transplant.. again, not sure – but share and share alike!)
Hiya everyone – new to Shoot Up – please be gentle with me.
I have just (as of yesterday) been wired up to a Medtronic Pardigm Veo – the only one R I of Edin supply but it certainly does everything that it needs to do – including CGM (which I am not using – at the mo…)
I was presented with my Accu Chek Spirit pump in Feb 2008 all great then the letter came through the door to say a few were playing up after a few months mine did (play up the side buttons wouldn’t let me give a bolus) As always this happened on a Friday with a bank holiday attached so new pump delayed until the Tuesday. However by changing the orientation of the pump boluses could be given not ideal but much easier than injecting again. I fancy a pump like Alison’s with CGMS. May have to talk nicely to Pump doc in new year?
In terms of the Veo’s ability to do CGM, I’ve spoken to Medtronic and got a price for the sensors (fat chance of getting them on the NHS) and as they’re a bit expensive to use all the time, I thought I might use them for high days and holidays.
Generally if I’m doing a normal working week my BG is pretty steady and predictable and therefore there’s no real need for CGM. However, if I’m planning on going away on holiday, travelling or doing something where my BG might be a bit more wild then I might stick in a sensor just to make life easier.
I don’t actually get said pump for a little while, so I’ll see how it goes and report back accordingly.