MiniMed’s new Paradigm Veo really intrigues me. From the outset I love that it has
…unique new capability to automatically suspend insulin delivery for up to 2 hours if your glucose levels fall to a pre-agreed level, unlike any other pump on the market, Paradigm Veo will actively protect you against the risk of hypoglycaemia even when you are asleep.
Now I have had problems with lows but not usually while I sleep. It still makes sense though for people like me who are heavy sleepers. I’ve slept through fires, earthquakes (I live in CA), and even having my blood drawn. You can bet I could sleep through a low blood sugar.
I would hope when and if this comes out in the US they would improve the pump’s communication with the sensor. I can’t tell you how many times I get a Weak Signal alarm on my 722. Most of the time it happens when I am wearing my sensor on my left side (like I am today) and while I am at work. I don’t know what it is. I know my left side is not as meaty as my right but come on, am I sitting in a tachyon field or something? Sheesh! I’ve called MiniMed on it a few times and they could only tell me that most likely my sensor was being bumped and potentially pulled out but I don’t know if that is true. I move around a lot for my job but I can’t be hitting it that much to cause at least 1 error a day.
Then there was another time with my sensor that my bg was 147 but the sensor said I was 374! That was a fun day. Talked to MiniMed and they were just as bafled. To their credit they sent me a replacement sensor and a little tube to send that bad one back to them for analysis. I thought that was rather nice of them.
So far I am really liking being on the sensor but it is time for a pump upgrade so I hope the US gets a Veo or equivalent soon!