Monday, April 24, 2006

A new pump

I just saw that MiniMed has received FDA clearance on their new cgms sensor pump. Even though the Nurse tempered my excitement about the new cgms systems at my last appointment I find this pretty interesting.

I am planning on getting the "baby-ready" A1C (6.0) without the use of a cgms system. Until my last appointment - I had been looking at the sensor systems as to final step to the "baby-ready" A1C. But the folks at Joslin assure me that I can do it without the new technology.

But maybe by next winter.....

MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your a1c to be if you want to be baby ready??? mine is 4.6% i worked hard but told i might have had too many hypos. i thought it was mean't to be on the low side.

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4:34 PM  
Blogger E said...

According to Joslin - "baby ready" is 6.0

Currently hovering around 7

12:45 PM  
Blogger Kerri. said...

Dr. Brown at Joslin (the pregnancy specialist) told me anything under 7% is Baby Ready.

I'm rooting for you!

12:21 AM  
Blogger Kassie said...

ADA says 7, AACE says 6.5, lots of peeps seem to be pushing for 6... but the studies actually show that under 8.5 you are in the same statistical boat as the rest of the population as far as birth defects go.

I think the recent lowering of the bar (as it were) comes from the fact that a) we now have the tools to push for better 'scores', and lots of women do and b) it was recently discovered that the A1c of non-d women goes down naturally during first trimester, meaning that the old standard normal range +1 is lower now.

7:20 AM  

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