I finally unboxed my new insulin pump! I was really excited to get this new pump delivered, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to afford it later on if my out of warranty pump broke.
Medtronic does overnight shipping so I got it the very next afternoon. This new pump came with a lot of other items as well as free samples. (I know right! Free samples for diabetes supplies? Yes, Please!)
1 – Sample box of Quick – Sets
1 – Sample box of reservoirs
1 – Black Silicone Pump Skin
1 – Pump Sticker Skin
1 – Quick- set inserter
1 – Box of IV Prep stickers
1 – Contour Next Link 2.4
1 – Pump belt clip
1 – Activity Guard
1 – 630g Insulin Pump
I didn’t think I would need to schedule an appointment for pump training, since this is my third pump, but I did have a little bit of a rough start. The very first reservoir stopped delivery as soon as I tried to fill the cannula. I took out a new set and tried one more time and it seemed to be fine after that. After a more thorough examination of the quick start manual, I finished filling in my pump settings.
I really like the way this pump can set up reminders to check your blood sugar every few hours. It has already helped me be more consistent with my testing. My biggest problem is not remembering to test my blood sugar enough so I’m very pleased that this simple feature was finally added.
I haven’t really tested just how waterproof it claims to be. The guides that came in the box say it can be submerged for up to 12 feet. I don’t know about you guys but I won’t be tossing my bionic pancreas in water anytime soon, so for me this is just an added safety feature. (For those of you who also use the Medtronic 630g and were brave enough to test how waterproof it is, how did it go?)
My favorite part about this pump so far is the meter that came with it. The Care Link 2.4 can be used as a remote for your pump. I haven’t figured out how to set it up just yet but I am excited to be able to bolus discreetly from my meter. This would have came in handy during high school when I needed to hide my pump in my dresses for dances. I had the remote control Medtronic released a few years ago but this meter is much more streamlined and built right into the meter.
I have had the Medtronic 630g connected for a few days now and so far so good! I’m sure there’s a lot about this pump I still need to learn so I will keep you guys updated!