Without a CGM and my running and cycling season starting in one week I needed a CGM. I have made the switch back to old reliable, I will be upgrading my insulin pump to the Medtronic 530G which will come with the enlite sensor. Is the Medtronic CGM the best on the market, probably not but it worked for me before I made the change to Dexcom. I made the change because of how highly so many spoke of Dexcom. Again Dexcom was amazing when it worked. I never had a problem with Medtronic from 2011 until 2013 and I'm looking forward to having a new pump and CGM that I know very well.
Much like life a person with diabetes is always learning new things and learning from past experiences. I have learned that I need to use the products that work for me. Yes it is great to have support from others with diabetes but when it comes to what products we use you must use the one that works for you. For a while I started looking at pumps and CGMs like cell phones, I always wanted the best and what everyone was calling the best. I was not looking out for my best interest. I know what works for me, I know what pump I like and what CGM I like, it might not be the coolest or the one with the most features but it works for me and my athletic lifestyle.
This post is not about Medtronic vs Dexcom, I don't want anyone viewing it as so. I'm hoping that people learn that they need to find diabetic supplies that work for them. As I have said many times "Diabetes is like a snow flake, each person is unique when it comes to managing his or her diabetes" Working with your doctor to find the best way to manage your diabetes is the key. Do not make the mistake that I made by trying to be cool and having the items that the masses have.