QUOTE(Fernando_G @ Sep 21 2011, 04:42 PM)
I fully understand that the ton of extra safety features are important/essential for some users. My suggestion: make them optional at set-up time. I know that 10 years down the road I will need some of those features. But right now, they are a waste of my time. And it is not just a FEW extra seconds. When I test with my meter, and fail to respond the questions IMMEDIATELY, that calibration is lost. Only an hour later I find out that I have to calibrate because the last calibration was lost. That means: one more strip test, one more needle stick, 15 minutes with no sensor readings, until it catches up. It is a mess. It is annoying. All I ask for is to make questions like "BG to update sensor?" optional, or let me set the default to Yes. But FDA/Medtronic have decided to ruin a good thing.
I think the yes/no question is a good thing...if my meter reading does not look right (meters sometimes can be random number generators) I will retest or maybe
my BG is to high or low to do a good cal. One of the complaints many CGM users had was "We do not always need the pump to calibrate and many of us calibrate
at set times during the day not when the pump is demanding a calibration. I do calibrations everyday at 5am-11am and 10pm, and when I restart a sensor after the
first 72hrs I will do the second cal as soon as possible so it gives me 12hours to chose a good time to calibrate the sensor.
You can set your pump so it asks you early for a cal and you can also set it to remind you several times before you go beyond the time limit.
Safety features...there part of the system turning them off would be like saying seat belts are optional. All of the pump company's went to a FDA hearing
a few months before the 723 was released. There where several groups of individuals involved in litigation with the manufactures demanding stricter safety features
and public discloser when pumps have any kind of problem...If this meeting had happened a few months earlier we would all still be using the X22 pumps.