New pump minimed 780g

Jo-Jo-T1

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Getting my pump today first pump so I'm a pump virgin. It's getting fitted this afternoon so excited. Only downside my Huawei phone is not compatible for the apps which is a bummer as a new phone even a refurbished one is going to cost £200 not a happy bunny at all
 

rebrascora

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Good luck. Will be really interested to hear how you get on.

My phone is not compatible with LibreLink and I am resisting getting an iphone as I only use my phone for calls and texts (I know, I am a tech dinosaur) but had to fork out for a new computer recently to enable LibreView access to get it on prescription, so can sympathise with your situation. Getting used to a new phone is a pain in itself without the huge added cost of buying it.
 

grovesy

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Good luck. Will be really interested to hear how you get on.

My phone is not compatible with LibreLink and I am resisting getting an iphone as I only use my phone for calls and texts (I know, I am a tech dinosaur) but had to fork out for a new computer recently to enable LibreView access to get it on prescription, so can sympathise with your situation. Getting used to a new phone is a pain in itself without the huge added cost of buying it.
You can get Android phones that work with Libre!
 

rebrascora

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SB2015

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I am very much looking forward to hearing how you get on.
I am due to get mine at the start of February.

How did they manage your pump start. Was it face to face?
Are you having to self fund your sensors?
 

Jo-Jo-T1

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No it's all on the NHS I go back next week for the sensor to be fit and its face to face with the nurse it's all up and running and I'm loving it
 

rebrascora

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Great that you are being funded for the sensors as well! So pleased the early signs are that you like it.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Thank you so far so good loving not having to inject
Haha! yes I remember how weird it was not having to take a basal injection.

Be prepared for a few ‘ehhhhhhhh!?!’ moments in the first year. Many folks immediately take to their robot pancreas, but for others after the comfortable familiarity of MDI it can feel quite strange to have to learn the quirks of a whole new system - especially if you get an infusion site that doesn’t quite ‘take’ and some or all of the insulin isn’t delivered properly. It took me a while to find infusion sets that suited me, and I had many more readings in the 20s in my first 6 months on a pump than I’d ever had on MDI.

Wouldn’t want to swap back now though!
 

SB2015

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Heard today that I shall be getting my 780 on 14 Dec. A lot sooner than I thought. We will be running it without the sensors for a month, so that we are familiar with that in case we have to revert to it any time when sensors are not available.
 

SB2015

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Thank you so far so good loving not having to inject
Are you running it with sensors as a CGM?
How do you manage with exercise? I am used to reducing my basal rates, but wondering how the 780 deals with this.
 

SB2015

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Hi I'm in smartguard with cgm and it's working amazingly cgm has been spot on. I've not once had a low or high when I'm exercising it adjusts as needed you will love it
Thanks JoJo. I will let you know how it goes and keep a watch for any tips you have along the way.
 
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