Well, I received a new insulin pump from Medtronic the other day. I’ve been pumping since 2005 and this makes my 3rd pump. They have a 4 year warranty. Once the warranty runs out the insurance company will allow me to get a new one. So, since my out of pocket maximum had been met, I figured why not.

So. I now have a Minimed 530G insulin pump with a continuous glucose monitoring system. IE. I have a small transmitter attached to me that sends my glucose levels to the pump.

The Minimed 530G insulin pump with the transmitter.

The Minimed 530G insulin pump with the transmitter.

Mine is actually a charcoal grey color. It’ll be interesting to see what the continuous monitoring shows. Living with Type 1 diabetes is a pain at times, and expensive as hell. But it’s livable, and it can be interesting at times.

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