I have been on Medtronic pumps since I was 11 (18 years ago!). I started the 670g about 5 weeks ago and have been using auto mode for 3 weeks now.
Others have said this, but really the key has been patience. It’s not going to be perfect right away, it’s not going to be perfect for weeks. What I’ve seen on other forums is that 3 months seems to be the trend.
Since starting Auto Mode I have been running higher than I was on my previous pump. The hard part is not stressing over that; I’m only 3 weeks in. For me, I was very used to being so proactive for so many years. It has been a bit odd to not be AS proactive. I have seen a change coming into my 4th week. I am starting to trend like I used to.
Prebolusing is key! I have had to be way more diligent about prebolusing while in auto mode to avoid post meal spikes.
- It asks you to enter a BG pretty frequently. This is part of the pump learning process, and apparently this gets better as the pump learns. The tricky part is you have to be selective about when you actually give it a BG. If it’s been 30 min to an hour since I’ve entered at BG, I do not give it another one. I wait at least 30 min to avoid getting in “the loop”.
- I watched the medtronic videos and read the manual. They were very helpful going into training.
I like my 670g so far. I’m excited for it to learn me more. I can already say that I have slept through the night more in the last 3 weeks than I have in a long time. That’s a pretty good win in my opinion.