Regina and I are leaning towards MM722 or the Ping. We'll see this Wednesday when we go to training. How's the CGM been for you the last 2 weeks? We will definitely look into that also.
good luck the 722 has been priceless to me. never regretted that decision, ever.
The CGM is a good tool for me. I have a lot of experience, and I have a "great" sense of both high and low blood sugar, but I wanted to get better control of my trends. I find the sensor can be a challenge for a couple of reasons.
1 - you have to calibrate it (sounds arder than it is - you just do a blood test and tell the sensor the result and hit ack) when your blood sugar is steady. I like the morning and before dinner. calibrations when your bs is swinging makes the sensor useless.
2- the sensor lags behind reality: I was treating a hypo and I saw the CGM sensor drop, drop , drop, well after I "felt" my blood sugar rise. it would have been very unwise to stare at the CGM and overtreat the hypo. sure enough, 20 minutes after I felt better the cgm showed a fast climb to normal.
3- it's a little much to wear, add the high and low alarms, the lag behind reality, you have to charge the transmitter every 7-10 days and "change" the sensor every 3. (ha-ha the minimed sensor is easily fooled and I got 9+ days of decent readings out of it) to the infusion set change with the pump, and the finger stick tests and it can be, a bit too much. ...and I found that I was not interested in wearing it all the time, but occaisonally when I need more data.
4- cost (for some). now I know I am lucky. I got my whole set (transmitter, sensors, they even threw in the guardian reciever which I didn't need) for $40, including 40 sensors. no deductable. some people have hundreds of dollars and big fights with the insurance just to get their hands on one.
okay that's it for the complaint department - the fact is that the trending info was a great way for me to get my arms around my current weakness: my after dinner numbers have a high standard deviation. all it means is that I need to watch fats at dinner, and guess less and carb count more. my numbers fell right into line with a little effort. the trend data can show hourly and mealtime statistics, for example a low standard deviation but high after breakfast sugars means a new breakfast carb ratio is in order, etc. I challenged myself to have normal blood sugar (80-100) for 2 days straight no crap and no excuses... and got it! the cgm was very helpful in that little adventure.
god luck if you ever need to talk feel free!