Full disclosure: I have used an insulin pump since 1994, and have used only Medtronic pumps since they released the 508 pump in 1999. When the Medtronic CGM says you are 80 and you are really 50 that means the auto suspended won’t kick in and Medtronic CGM will tell the pump to kill you with an overdose of insulin. However, Dexcom Studio software does not work on Mac systems or integrate with data from an y pumps or meters. The sensors were stored properly and placed in appropriate/adjacent sites. Too bad, because I like the integration with the 670G pump. I can’t get my t:slim X2 pump to stay connected to my Dexcom transmitter. They are not yet FDA approved in the US,(we have to have a friend in England order them and ship them over), but in trials right now. We’re just not there yet. Abbott and Dexcom aren't alone in recognizing the opportunity in CGM; incumbent Medtronic and startup Senseonics are among the medtechs, large and small, also seeking a slice of the market. The Enlite will complain about calibration errors if an input value is off from what the sensor reads by more than about 40 points. Bottom line: Today I’m asking for a return authorization for my unopened boxes of Minimed Guardian sensors and will return to Dexcom. Does anyone have any advice on which one to get? Both systems offer High & Low alerts as well as rate of change alerts, albeit Medtronic’s rate of change alerts are much more customizable. there’s something to be said for a system that doesn’t leave a lot to chance. There was a marked difference in accuracy when sensors were used beyond their approved days of use. Any and every time one computer is giving another computer instructions accuracy is important. An award-winning Certified Diabetes Educator, Masters-level Exercise Physiologist and person with type-1 diabetes since 1985, Gary Scheiner has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes. Also we ahve a tech night oevent on facebook tonight 12/6 @ 730 eastern and will eb going over new diabetes technology! Feeling mightily fed up! I am ready to update or change my CMG system. When Palo Alto based D-data nonprofit Tidepool came on the scene in 2013, they immediately began to shake things up. G6 is the name of the latest Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) system. I have used the Medtronic 530G insulin pump with Enlite CGM sensors for 3 years. Also have to say that the customer support is great and they will replace any faulty sensors not questions asked. The Medtronic CGM is NOT certified so you still always need to do a finger poke prior giving a bolus insulin dose. Anyway, Dexcom had replaced sensors in the past (they are SO expensive), but this time they told me, in essence , “Sorry, we don’t replace sensors if it is not our fault”. The Medtronic 530G System is an insulin pump with integrated Continuous Glucose Monitor built-in. Poor Bluetooth connection with the iPhone and constantly miscalibrated. I also found it was more uncomfortable to wear than the Enlite. However, that doesn’t mean the sensors. The Medtronic likes calibrations. Most people are willing to put up with some minor inconveniences if the system generates reliable data on a consistent basis. Combining an insulin pump with CGM allows your pump to adjust your insulin based on your CGM readings. The pump reads data from the sensor, but the working distance between them is only about 4 feet before the signal is lost. It does not display any CGM data. You can change the alarm to vibrate, but then it vibrates every time you press a button as well as when it alarms. It is taking them forever to send supplies that are authorized by my insurance. Gary is certified to train on all models of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and hybrid closed loop systems, and has personally used every system that is currently on the market. In many cases, insurers make the process of receiving coverage onerous and needlessly complex. But the gap is narrowing. Case-in-point: I do a lot of traveling, so I decided to count up how many items I had to take with me to maintain my Dexcom G5 compared to the Medtronic Enlite (both using the respective mobile apps). wich i know my insurance does she just lazy to check! I have to say that after a month of using the new Minimed – it’s a nightmare. Love love love my Medtronic 640g with Enlite sensors. Contrary to what Connie says accuracy is important. In my case, I stuck with the meters that are considered to be top-of-the-line for accuracy throughout the comparisons. I was stressing about whether I needed to switch to Medtronic bc I mistakenly thought that Dexcom was alone in its contraindication with Tylenol. As the saying goes, “If something can go wrong, it probably will”. Simultaneous calibrations were performed two to four times daily prior to meals, when glucose levels were in a relatively steady state. There are very few steps, and the steps are all very logical. Of course, the day I ordered the Tandem, Medtronic called to try to convince me to stay. They are also approved for dosing in the UK. Dexcom sensors appears to maintain their accuracy when used beyond 7-days. • Pump therapy, CGM, and pump-CGM therapy facilitate the treatment of type 1 diabetes and can improve glycemic control and reduce hypoglycemia. I have moved to using only the G5 receiver device for monitoring the past few months. Great article – Hoping either the Abbott or Medtronic devices are better. The pump that receives a signal from the Enlite sensor has the ability to react in an automatic fashion. Their sensors have malfunctioned countless times, and my transmitter malfunctioned and left me in a l lurch. The first two calibrations of the Medtronic CGM should be done 2 hours apart, but you can shorten it to 15-20 minutes apart and the sensor will stabilize. The Dexcom Clarity site is nice. My experience trying to order the Dexcom CGM, however, was painful. Being the fair and impartial (ahem) guy that I am, I spent the past eight weeks putting each company’s latest system to a head-to-head test. However, many people who use an insulin pump prefer to have a receiver/display that can be carried separately for ease of access and detection of alarms. Although you only have to do 1 test every 12 hours, it does not hurt to calibrate more often. The batteries wear out in about 3 days with vibrate on. The Dexcom sensors don't work with medtronic pumps at all. It has been done for years if u stop paying for it the price will come down. The t:slim X2 insulin pump is integrated with the Dexcom G6 CGM, allowing you to view your CGM value, graph, and trend arrow, as well as receive any Dexcom alerts and alarm, right on your t:slim X2 pump. I do like the way the integrated Medtronic system suspends basal before a low bg, but when I check with a finger prick, I am already perilously low because their SG readings read higher than the actual levels. I am a Dexcom G5 user and wish there were more options than the two suppliers (Dexcom or Medtronic/Enlite) to choose from. The vibrate is strong, and I sleep with it in my pillow case to not wake my wife. Tandem to Launch t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Dexcom… The FDA has approved Tandem’s t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) integration, the first sensor-augmented insulin pump approved to let users make treatment decisions without… FDA Approves the Dexcom G6 CGM System, No Finger… So please remove all comparison statements regarding accuracy! Additionally, the Minimed sensor, which only last a week (I could get three from the Dexcom sensors) are frequently WAY off – in numerous cases by more than 100 mg/dl. I wore it on my arm, and it was not discrete. These companies are becoming multimillionaire on sick peoples money.don’t say you can’t manage it without a cgm. Medtronic’s cell phone app display does offer excellent size and contrast but requires one to carry a “connect” fob in order to send the data from the transmitter to the phone app. Those familiar with the DIY diabetes community know that we've been pushing for interoperability of devices and open data platforms for over a decade now. The pump will be completely unaware of your CGM, and be unable to do any of the auto mode things the 670g does with Guardian sensors. Having just experienced six out of eight Medtronic sensors not performing and/or telling me to replace them prematurely, I am so disillusioned with the Medtronic system. Resetting device does not fix the situation and technical support said I’ve passed the 12 month window. In my case, I switched out a transmitter this week because of low battery errors and now the receiver has went into a OS loop were it shuts off and on constantly. Do I understand that there are times that even if you are in a meeting at work, at church, or whatever, the pump/cgm … Here is the most important piece. but my endo said that they dont cover CGM censors! While Dexcom maintained its accuracy from week one to week two, Medtronic’s accuracy took a major dive when the sensor was used beyond its “approved” six days. The overall MARD for each system was as follows: Medtronic Enlite: 18.3% MARD          Dexcom G4: 13.3% MARD. I would love an updated comparison now that Dex Has partnered with another company and has an integrated pump. The latest on Dexcom’s work with Verily to make a more simple and accessible CGM; also, the “Pro Q” professional CGM and insulin dosing advice for people on multiple daily injections. Yes, Medtronic’s sensor data displays on their insulin pumps. The systems have improved in terms of accuracy, features and ease of use, but the main players remain the same (Medtronic and Dexcom). My pump is due for replacement so id like medtronic information but nobody calls me back. Thanks for this! The company shipped me new ones because of technical problems (per the tech) and it took two months for the devices to arrive. The G4 transmitter tends to last 9-12 months and the G5 transmitter lasts 3 months. As a Medtronic pump user for over 9 years and CGM user for 5 years, I’d take the customizable alert alarms and alicia downs December 6, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply The Dexcom G5 was approved in early 2017 to be accurate enough to replace finger sticks for dosing calculations after day 1 of use. I am married to an Eastern Ukrainian and have relatives and friends on all sides of the Russian/Ukrainian debates. Thus, I would need to repurchase hardware for something that is clearly a technical issue. The main reason i went to a pump and CGM was for controlling night time lows and while it’s not 100% perfect i find it very easy and simple to use. The 530G pump (in the United States) ceases basal insulin delivery when glucose levels drop below a user-defined threshold. Dexcom’s latest and greatest, the G5, features a transmitter that sends data directly to either a handheld receiver or a mobile phone. Medtronic sensor and transmitter combo lays flatter on the body and thus is easier to wear than the Dexcom combo. I especially look forward to the 670G pump and CGM coming out. Stay far far away from the Medtronic sensor…This sensor is a piece of CR–. As such, I cannot really compare the two. Other than learning the sensor insertion (which requires a bit of dexterity) and setting up the mobile app, everything about it is simple. But, given that not many of us have a fully equipped lab to tote around all day, the best we can do is evaluate the systems based on how they compared to our handy-dandy meters. The Dexcom G6 CGM can communicate with a variety of devices, such as the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump and certain fitness trackers.) I’ve been wearing the new Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for almost two months now. While Basal-IQ technology predicts and helps prevent lows, Control-IQ technology is designed to help increase time in range by predicting and helping prevent both highs and lows. Introduction to Dexcom CGM (41) Using Your Dexcom CGM System (72) Using CLARITY Reporting Software (24) Compatibility (20) Setting Up Your System (38) Sharing with Followers (3) Reordering Sensors & Supplies (14) Troubleshooting (44) Alarms on the Dexcom are strong and simple. Editor's note: This article was updated on January 8th, 2019. Not needing insulin delivery, I lean towards the Dexcom at the moment. As is the Libre by Abbott, and closed loop suystems depends on this accuracy to make constant dosing adjustments. There’s no way this 670G integrated system and sensor will get me an A1C below 7. The. Clarity eliminates many of the reporting options and customization features that were popular with Studio. The 640G’s “Smartguard” feature temporarily suspends basal delivery when hypoglycemia is approaching. When reviewing this information, keep in mind that sensor accuracy is best measured in relation to LAB values, not blood glucose meter values. They are persistent, which I guess is good on a medical device, but I wish I could turn some off. Just my take on this matter. Not needing insulin delivery, I lean towards the Dexcom at the moment. The 640G pump (in Europe) takes things a step further by temporarily turning off basal insulin delivery when hypoglycemia is anticipated — thereby preventing the low rather than waiting until it has already occurred. the Dexcom G5 system; the Dexcom G6 system; the older Medtronic CGM system (MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel or Enlite), and other CGM or CGM-like devices (Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre) if the data is uploaded to Nightscout and the OpenAPS rig has Internet connectivity. I can’t take anymore of dexcom mistakes. Thanks very much for such a practical evaluation. I like that the 530G is one integrated device for pump and CGM. For me it is like buying a car. Charger for Transmitter (AAA battery included), Customized overtape (above sensor, below transmitter), Larger overtape (above sensor and transmitter), Connect device (for transmitting data from pump to phone app). Dexcom pioneered this feature with its SHARE component (available on the G5 and later-model G4 systems). Always remember, the comparisons above are based on an “N of 1” (me only). I continued to use my Dexcom next to my Medtronic CGM for a month just to compare them, and because I didn’t trust the Medtronic CGM, and I was right to do so. I have had a Medtronic pump for 25 years, but have been counting down the days until my 670G went out of warranty to I could switch to the T-slim/Tandem with Dexcom. I am not using the pump for insulin delivery at this time, so I have to set my basal rates to 0, disable auto-off, and plug the reservoir hole with a cap from an infusion set with the tube cut off. I have a 12 yr old who was recently diagnosed, and is currently using the Abbott Freestyle Libre glucose monitor. One of the new benefits of CGM use is the ability to have caregivers and loved ones track the data in real-time on their smartphones and be alerted of potential problems. I’m on the phone with Medtronic way too often. The Medtronic likes calibrations. In 1947 I did not even have a glucometer to test my sugar. Accuracy is a matter of life and death. The Medtronic 530G auto syncs with the Contour Next blood glucose monitor, which simplifies things. Accuracy was horrible with Medtronic and Dexcom was always right on. Even when my insurance stopped paying and I had to use expired donated sensors, they worked perfectly. I was an early adopter of the Paradigm in 2006, Medtronic’s first integrated pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor. I was starting to re-evaluate my pump choice too- especially in light of the MINIMED 670G SYSTEM’s FDA approval. Other than that, I followed all of the rules and regs that each company provides in its Instructions for Use. An insulin pump combined with CGM can enable the pump to automatically* adjust basal (background) insulin every five minutes based on CGM readings. After using the Medtronic CGM for 2 weeks I can understand why it cannot be used to determine how much insulin to dose. View all posts by kmichelizzi. I started using the Dexcom CGM January 2018 with the G5. But, more importantly, the 530G’s “threshold suspend” feature automatically stops the pump’s basal insulin delivery when the glucose falls below a specified threshold (set by the user). Now mine. She is on the OmniPod so we can't get an integrated sensor. I switched to Dexcom over the summer and will never go back. Support wise, Medtronic has Dexcom beat hands down. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Only Medtronic offers predictive alerts which provide an earlier warning of potential hypoglycemia (and hyperglycemia). Russian and Ukrainian culture expert and political muser. Access via insurance coverage and professional loaner systems has grown exponentially, yet less than 20% of those eligible for CGM are currently using them. My Medtronic has done this to me several times at work and in my sleep. Medtronic added some of the doctor reports to their site recently, but it is hard to figure out which ones to use. They released the G5 in 2015 and would say it was a little premature for the market. Accuracy is best measured by looking at MARD – Mean Absolute RElative Difference. When I go back to insulin delivery with the pump, I will lean towards the Medtronic. Medtronic’s radio transmitter contains a memory chip that stores up to 40 minutes of data and submits i to the receiver in case the receiver was out of transmission range. I can’t afford to change to Dexcom, although I would like to try their system, so I will return to Libre. The first two calibrations of the Medtronic CGM should be done 2 hours apart, but you can shorten it to 15-20 minutes apart and the sensor will stabilize. I have to return every third sensor. As someone who can not use NSAIDs I am very much looking forward tot his, and many other upgrades the G6 sensor will provide. The online charts are difficult to read, and many useful charts are only on the professional edition doctors use. An insulin pump that is CGM capable means that you can see and track your glucose levels. My daughter has finally decided to give the CGM a try and the Dexcom was recommended. As an independent company, Dexcom has done a decent job of “integrating” with a number of devices, including insulin pumps (Animas Vibe, Tandem t:slim G4), cell phones, and smart watches (Apple Watch and Pebble). That never happened when I was on the Dexcom system. Fingerstick values taken with a home-use meter are intrinsically less accurate than lab values, and this contributes to a greater degree of inaccuracy by the CGM. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGM) Medtronic & Dexcom Review & Comparison, My Nutrition Journey – From Low-Fat to Keto to Balanced, IDS Clinician Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Challenge, Blood Glucose Testing and How To Get Over The Fear Of Pricking Your Finger, Reducing treatment-related complication for blood cancer patients, Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes, Both systems use very thin introducer needles and automated insertion devices. I recently tried the Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor for a week. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Here’s why: First of all, if you sleep more than six hours a night, the Minimed system WILL wake you up asking for glucose checks. I spent the last two years using a Dexcom CGM (G4) and really liked it. Unlike earlier versions of both systems, accuracy on “day 1” was not all that bad (19.0% MARD for Medtronic and 14.8% for Dexcom). Dexcom G6 CGM System Support Categories. They first signed on Insulet a… It is visible in both bright and dark lighting. Wrong. The cell phone was needed for both systems. Once I figured out when it was ok to re-calibrate, the Dexcom adjusted to the new setting immediately. Hi Nicole, good news is on the horizon. Medtronic also allows th euser to vary the alert settings by time of day – a potential value for those wanting more aggressive or fewer alerts while working or sleeping (or sleeping at work). Last time you heard from Dr. Mastrototaro, he gave the short description of how Medtronic’s integrated CGM works. As a compatible data extraction tool, it also allows HCPs to upload patient data to Dexcom CLARITY for use in more comprehensive reports. Both systems can beep and/or vibrate to alert the user of a potential problem and both have adjustable settings, but the vibrate mechanism on Dexcom’s receiver is considerably stronger, and it can beep much louder (when desired). There is a significant difference in transmitters. As well, its important to note all the sensor issues they’ve had during 2016. The average price target of $125.90 reflects an upside potential of 10.7% in the months ahead.Dexcom (DXCM)Dexcom produces continuous glucose monitoring (or CGM… The g5 is terrible and keeps disconnecting for no reason and is very inaccurate. Medtronic sensors appear to fall off a cliff accuracy-wise when used beyond six days. New and improved software programs (plus a brilliant new book called “Practical CGM”) provide guidance on how to interpret/analyze CGM reports, yet few patients bother to look at their own data, and very few healthcare providers have the expertise to convert the reports into useful therapeutic insight to help guide their patients. The Dexcom G5 was approved in early 2017 to be accurate enough to replace finger sticks for dosing calculations after day 1 of use. It is also a problem if you lay on the side that the sensor is on. The battery lasted over a week on vibrate. My last correction is on the “Data Sharing”. Hi Joy, We are updating our pump comparison page now, it should be ready any time now. The main purpose for CGMs is to track real time data – to be alerted of potential problems ( for me lows). There were some interesting accuracy patterns related to day of Sensor use. Dexcom continues to be very simple to use. Dexcom’s built-in adhesive eliminates the need for extra tape for most people, Both Sensors function well past their “approved” life-cycle (7days for Dexcom and 6 days for Medtronic) with a bit of ingenuity (and some extra tape). Medtronic’s mobile app allows followers to be alerted in the event of a crisis, but data cannot be viewed in real-time. Medtronic hopes to launch at least 10 products over the next two years: new CGM and apps, 670G pump with Bluetooth, AI, and more! So in effect the pump will just be a dumb pump, you input your … Dexcom’s download software has some nice features, such as the ability to segment data by day of the week and customize analysis dates. Medtronic has also introduced a cell phone app which can display sensor data in real-time with the aid of a Bluetooth transmitter called “Connect”. (Already on the market for a few years, the MiniMed 670G Insulin Pump System is a hybrid closed-loop system, meaning that it can automatically adjust certain features of its insulin delivery based on CGM readings. Dexcom also took a major step backwards with its Clarity app/software (necessary for generating reports from the G5 system). Medtronic’s transmitter must be separated from the sensor and charged at least every six days. Between the finger-stick hell and gross inaccuracies that are the Minimed system, I can’t take it anymore. Why call it 505? I saw no real difference in accuracy between readings with the Medtronic CGM and the Dexcom after they stabilized. so i got approved by my insurance for a medtronic pump i get it on monday!! This includes esoteric ISIG calculations to simply testing and waiting and testing and waiting until the sensor figures things out. Objective: Set up a watch face and data field for Dexcom, Libre, or Medtronic** CGMs on a compatible Garmin device (see next step for compatible devices). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I believe my Medtronic training was great and they continue to give more learning tips. A positive aspect of the Medtronic 640G is that the Contour Next Link Blood Glucose Meter communicates with the pump, which makes calibrating the CGM an extremely simple process. But, Dexcom has much less need for such a feature. I had a Medtronic pump for close to 20 years and their cgms from 2008-2014. I use the Minimed Connect option (a separate key chain device) to send data from the pump to my iPhone. Medtronic’s latest CGM features their new-generation Enlite sensor, which has undergone a series of manufacturing improvements in order to provide better adhesive, less trauma upon insertion, and better/more consistent enzyme chemistry. Will keep researching. Don’t let anyone ever tell you accuracy is not important. This doesn’t even touch on Medicare, which continues to sit idly by with its head up its proverbial butt while older Americans suffer needlessly from dangerous glucose swings. G5, as well as G4 Platinum, utilizes Dexcom’s up-to-date 505 algorithm for translating subcutaneous electrical impulses into glucose values. They do not pair with a pump, but they are good for 14 days and require no fingerstick calibration. Not sure about Dexcom. I have been a Dexcom user for years. I am ready to buy my own Dexcom regardless of what my insurance tells me. Not needing the pump features at this time, I like the smaller size of the Dexcom receiver. Here, I am only reviewing the 530G with Enlite sensor and Dexcom G4 Platinum for continuous glucose monitoring. But Abbott and Dexcom are "clearly the two lead horses," Blicker said. ** All the stuff needed to use/change/charge the Medtronic sensor w/cell-phone app (left) and Dexcom (right). Dexcom CGM transmitters can only be paired with one medical device (either a Dexcom receiver or t:slim X2™ insulin pump) and one consumer device (phone or tablet) at the same time. Medtronic’s Carelink software is web-based, works on virtually all operating systems, is easy to share with healthcare providers, integrates sensor data with pump and meter data, and generates reports that do a super job of revealing post-meal patterns. The are incompetent. I have talked with most of the tech support staff and each one gives me different “trick” to try and fool the sensor into working. • New automated closed-loop systems promise better control with less “mental burden”. Thanks! It uses the Enlite sensor. Gary, not difficult to figure out your bias. Any new information on either Dexcom or Medtronic – 2018 information out there? Questions about our services? I had to tote 10 items to manage my Medtronic sensor changes, but only 3 for Dexcom (see list and photo below). They go off, and when you acknowledge them it is quiet for a good amount of time. Wish I had the G4 device to this day. Keeping with common practice, I wore each sensor for as long as it was functioning and performing reasonably well. The 640G screen has similar quality to Dexcom. Ive heard that medtronic CGM is now covered by medicare. CGM Display: Nothing is changing with the hardware, and Tandem says the pump interface looks very much like the first-gen combo device of the t:slim and Dexcom G4. Dexcom has no such feature. The G4 was great and never had issues. The alarms are annoying at night, waking you and your partner. Gary has authored six books: You Can Control Diabetes (1997), Think Like A Pancreas (2004, 2012, 2020), The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting (2007), Get Control of Your Blood Sugar (2009), Until There’s A Cure (2012), Practical CGM (2015) and Diabetes-How To Help (2018), as well as dozens of published articles related to diabetes education for consumer and trade magazines and diabetes websites. All Dexcom CGM displays, including those in the Dexcom receiver, phone app and linked pumps, are bright/high contrast and full-color. However, I can say that most of what I experienced reflects what I have seen among countless clients/patients who have worn the various CGM systems. The Dexcom allows 2 consecutive calibration readings, and then you do not calibrate for 12 hours. Have constantly been working with the poor customer service department to replace either receiver or sensors because of quality issues. The Dexcom mobile app has the added benefit of allowing the user to choose from nearly two dozen audible patterns for each type of alert – making it nice to hear somthing other than a “BEEP” for an alert. An insulin pump delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin through a cannula 24 hours a day, to match your body’s needs. You put the sensor on, attach the transmitter, calibrate after 2 hours and it works. Both systems continue to underestimate glucose levels more often than overestimating…which is good for those trying their best to avoid hypoglycemia, but not ideal for those who are striving for the tightest control possible. The bottom line is this: Medtronic still isn’t up to par with Dexcom when it comes to accuracy. 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