After one of phone calls I headed in to our bathroom and got out a new CGM site from my diabetes drawer and gave Medtronic one more chance. As always the Medtronic site had no problem being setup, but when it came to calibrating that is when the fun started. Just before calibration my pump began to buzz and I saw the familiar "Sensor Error" I laughed and cleared the screen, I then calibrated the CGM and had no problems for an hour. As began to feel a little low I looked and saw that my blood sugar was at 260 according to the CGM, I decided to test just to be safe and when I did my blood sugar was at 88. I laughed and tried to recalibrate, this sent the pump in to a frenzy, it kept beeping for ten minutes telling me to retest, finally it just said sensor lost and that was that. I ripped the CGM site out and was glad that I had talked to Tandem and Dexcom and told them to move forward with getting me switched over.
Laying in bed at night my brain again begins to question the change. I will then sit in bed for a half hour or so reading other blogs and what they think about the T:Slim insulin pump. I have read some good posts and have read some bad, but each negative point about the T:Slim is one that they can overlook and not a huge problem. I still feel confident in my decison to make a change and I can't wait to make the switch. Here are a few of the blogs and articles that I have found in my nightly T:Slim google search.
DLife T:Slim Review
Six Until Me: Guest Post: Reviewing the tSlim.
Sweetly Voiced T:Slim Review (I use humalog and have yet to read any reviews that state humalog reacts the same way Apidra) Sweetly Voiced Apidra and the T:Slim