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  2. Dav
    Dav November 20, 2008 at 11:21 am | | Reply

    CGM is a crucial, crucial hurdle that makes closed loop an actual possibility versus pie in the sky. Still very long-term I guess.
    I’m very interested in the immediate question of how soon non-Minimed pump manufacturers will integrate CGM. I recently tried CGM and it reversed my skepticism regarding its value. I discovered that CGM accuracy compared to finger sticks is really not an issue. I was very surprised by how comforting it was to know what direction my bg was going and it added greatly to my daily peace of mind. I spend so much of my life feeling like I can’t depend on feeling well, you know, like when is the bottom going to fall out? I’d rather have CGM than a pump. I suspect the pump companies are fast tracking projects to integrate CGM but not a word has come out publicly so far as I’ve seen. CGM has a learning curve but once large #s of people try it, I think any company that does not offer CGMS integrated into one piece of hardware will lose lots of market share. I’m hopeful that the the pump market will really change in just a few years.

  3. Pubsgal
    Pubsgal November 20, 2008 at 11:24 am | | Reply

    I just went and read the article referenced in the “calling into question the value of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) for Type 2 diabetics.” Grrr…they’d have to pry my meter out of my cold, dead hands. There is absolutely NO WAY I could have gotten my blood glucose levels to the desired levels as quickly by only checking via a1C every 3 months. My meter readings have been crucial for such things as determining whether I would successfully manage by diet and exercise or not (and making diet adjustments) and in figuring how much metformin to use (and whether it was having an impact).

  4. anonlurkermom
    anonlurkermom November 20, 2008 at 8:57 pm | | Reply

    Please let everyone know that you can donate to JDRF and designate that your contribution be used for artificial pancreas research. This is helpful for those of us with type 1 who are opposed to stem cell research. the artificial pancreas project is more realistic than a cure in “our lifetime”. I gave up giving to JDRF until I realized this is an option to reconcile beliefs with real concerns.

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