Welcome to ButDoISay – a log of my experiences with the Medtronic MiniMed 670G and Auto Mode.
I was diagnosed with Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes in 2005 and I started using the Medtronic MiniMed 530G pump in 2013 before moving to the Medtronic MiniMed 670G in March 2018.
I am also a research scientist with a background in materials science – so I am quite interested in the intricacies of how the 670G works.
With the Guardian sensor simply being an electrochemical device, this stuff really intersects with much research work I have done in the field of electrochemistry. It is great to see real life applications of such miniature electrode devices such as the Guardian sensors.
So whenever I encounter a problem with the 670G I try to troubleshoot or explain it from a scientific point of view. Sometimes it works, sometime it doesn’t! Again whenever I get a chance from my schedule (I am also a father of a 3 year-old and a 5 year-old), I write a random blog article on my experiences with the 670G, Guardian Sensor and AutoMode.