After I cooled down a little bit I decided to go online and look at other cgm devices. Don't get me wrong I like what the Medtronic offers but the cgm takes forever to calibrate. The first full day is spent calibrating so in reality I'm only getting two days of accurate readings if I'm lucky. When I was with a couple of people living with diabetes on Tuesday all I heard about was the new dexcom.
Today I spent a lot of time looking at what the dexcom G4 has to offer and I must say I was quite impressed. The best feature I saw was that the dexcom has a 20ft range, that'd be perfect for bike rides. I could mount the screen to my handlebars and not have to worry about any tubing or if the sensor will be out of range. Also the custom tones were appealing, having a custom tone for lows and highs would be nice. The cgm that I have now will beep but I will not know if my blood sugar is low or high by the tone. The sensor that the dexcom g4 has is a bit larger but if that means more accurate readings then I will find a way to deal with it. I now have to look at my insurance options and decide which road I would like to take. The best part is that I have options and that means a lot to me.