In an hour or so, I’ll be hooking myself up to my new insulin pump. I have it unpacked, all preferences are set and it’s ready to pump away. What’s new with the Revel from MiniMed?
Continuous Glucose Monitoring capability and wireless communication with a new glucose meter: Anytime I test my blood sugar, that reading links to the pump, which stores it and creates graphs, trends and sort of predicts potential highs/lows. Also has alarms for when that stuff happens.
The better I can control my blood sugars (in a “normal” range), the better off I’ll be.
There is also an additional sensor I will be attaching to my body (separate from the insulin infusion set) that reads blood glucose all the time and feeds that info to the insulin pump. Talk about great information to have for 3 straight days or however long I want to keep inserting TWO things into my body all the time.
I’m looking forward to testing it out. Nothing sucks more than a real high or low blood sugar in diabetes land. If they both can be avoided or at least better managed, that’s totally cool.
Any Type 1 diabetics out there?