Started Officially With The OmniPod5
Today, I started officially with the new OmniPod5 insulin pump system.
There were a few … hick-ups in getting stuff to run, however.
The CGM: We All Need To Communicate Freely
The Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), checks glucose, or sugar’ readings every 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The purpose of this is to insure you get readings all the time, so that you always know where your sugar’s are headed on a daily bases.
The CGM I have (a Dexcom G6,) comes with 1 sensor and 1 transmitter. The transmitter communicates with devices that are pared to it, the 5 minute readings.
As part of the new insulin pump setup, we had to abandon the use of the Dexcom G6 receiver, as you cannot control the OmniPod5 controller with the receiver.
The transmitter pares to the pod of the OmniPod5 via bluetooth, and the pod itself queries the transmitter every 5 minutes for readings.
Depending on the readings, insulin may be given or not. Also, if the readings are too high, correction insulin is given to bring the sugar’s down to normal levels. Upon sugar’s being low, insulin will be stopped.
I know that it will take a while to get use to this new system, but my wife and I are really glad I was able to switch over.
I will try to let you know how getting use to the new system is going later.