It’s not a drastic change because I’ve always been with Minimed and I have been using their CGM as well. But, I’ve heard that the 530G’s Enlite sensor is much more reliable so I am excited to give it a try. My old Minimed sensor would always be off by at least 30-40 mg/dls which was quite annoying. If my BG was 60, it would say I was 100 and not alert me to a low at all. Or if I was 100, it would say I was 60 and my alert would go off all night long. I’m looking forward to having more reliable sensor.
I’m not quite sure what I think about the Threshold/Suspend feature yet but I guess I have some time to get used to it.
I do have one big question with the new pump though. What do I do with all of my old sensors?! I was able to get a little bit of a stockpile because I didn’t use my CGM at first (I hated it at first, but now I can’t live without it). The sensors are EXPENSIVE so I hate to throw away all of that money. Has anyone else upgraded their pump and if so, what did you do with the old sensors? I’m tempted to still use my old sensor but I really want the more reliable one.
*Update* I called Minimed and they won’t take back my sensors that haven’t expired because it’s been more then 60 days (but not by much). I spent $650 on those sensors so basically I’m throwing away $1300+ on old sensors :(. Not too happy with that at all…guess I’ll still use the old sensor for a while if it still links to the new pump.
I’ll do a post in a few weeks on how I’m liking the new pump so be on the lookout for that, and yes I did get the pink pump :).