When Medtronic released their new, much-improved Enlite sensor they certainly stepped up their game in the UK Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) market. Thinner, more accurate and boasting a much more user-friendly inserter (for those who remember the early Sofsensor 'harpoon'. See also 'yowzer'), it made waves. So far over 6000 of you have clicked on that post wanting to know more. And the great news for 2014 is that Medtronic are launching an upgrade!
The new 'Next Generation' sensor will start going out to users automatically as from Monday and you'll be able to tell if you have a box as they will have a shiny yellow sticker saying 'New'. And who doesn't love something new?!
The new sensors will benefit from:
- Increased comfort with the implanted volume of the sensor being reduced by 80%
- Sensor adhesive has been improved to reduce skin irritation issues
- More consistent performance
- Reduced likelihood of data gaps
And they now sell in single units, too.
Now if you've been thinking about CGM, perhaps because you have a Veo pump with CGM integration on stand-by, or perhaps are due for renewal and the Veo has caught your eye, you may want to have a look at Medtronic's get-you-started CGM offer.
The deal they are offering until 30th April this year, is that when you buy 1 box of New Generation Enlite sensors (5 in a box) you will get the MiniLink Transmitter for free (usually setting you back £490). And to sweeten the deal even further, when you order you're 4th box of sensors, that box is free!
So if you've been looking at CGM and strongly considering making it part of your self-management system, perhaps now is a good time to try it out. After all, if you're only paying out for the sensors you would have used anyway, what have you got to lose?
Medtronic are very keen to chat to anyone who wants to try their CGM, so get in touch to arrange contact with a rep either by phone (01923 205 167) or if you are more of an email it kind of person, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
And as a CGM loving Dexcommer, I'd love to know how you get on!