Which insulin pumps have blood glucose monitoring with them?
Some pumps have the feature of glucose monitoring with them and other pumps do not. I want a pump that you dont have to buy the continous monitoring thingy seperate. and If you know any sites that compare different pumps, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!
- cavalierkcsLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Medtronic MiniMed has the only pump to date with the CGMS. The CGMS is a seperate unit with a seperate sensors that lasts for several days. Right now most insurance companies will not cover the cost of CGMS sensors and they cost approximately $10.00 each. The technology for CGMS is still pretty new and not really reliable so CGMS will not replace a finger stick glucose monitor yet.
This site is a good one for pump comparisons. http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes_technology/ins...
- 1 decade ago
The minimed paradigm has it...i must say i just started on it...I love the pump but the continuous monitoring, honestly I dont like it. Some people get it, and some dont....it is based on the calibration fingersticks that you do...and believe me its harder than you think. So alot of the times the readings are waaaaayyyy off. Not to mention the sensor is still kinda huge, bigger than a quarter and the tape irritated my skin alot.
I think you are better off getting the pump and just going with you fingerstick values.
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- 1 decade ago
The Medtronic minimed pumps are the only ones that have the continuous glucose monitoring. They are available separately, but you could purchase it at the same time.
- 4 years ago
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