Seriously folks, I love this sensor. I've had it on since Monday and I have had some hard diabetes days. I'll get to that in another post, but so far, I can't feel a thing and it works like a charm.
I'm not going to go into how to put it on, because all of that is in a video on the Medtronic website.
- 69% reduction in size compared to previous sensor. We are talking a HUGE difference in size, which meant a HUGE difference in needle required to plunge the thing in your body.
- Adhesive tab that holds the Minilink Transmitter in place.
- Specially designed adhesive that slips over the sensor head before you put on the Minilink. Although, it is super soft and easily gets stuck together, so you have to be quick and hold it on all sides.
- Can't feel a thing. Going in, or wearing it. Nothing. Completely comfortable.
- Six days of wear.
- Hidden needle.
- Easy enough to load, but requires thought.
- Needle retracts after insertion and you don't have enormous needles to dispose.
- I like that you press the button to unlock the sensor, then let go of the button to release the needle and sensor. Don't know why this matters, but it feels less scary that pressing the button and waiting for the scary click. I only have done this once in the trial office, so I'll fill you in on my next experience.
Do you wear the Medtronic CGM now? What do you love most and what are your biggest beefs?