I am Tommy's Mom, Jenny. I will submit postings to this blog also. I will be using this dark red font. We will pass on any feeback from the other members of our family.
I am also excited for Tommy to try the Guardian RT. I believe that it will be quite an adventure for all of us. The UPS man rang our doorbell yesterday, and Tommy bounded for the door. He was disappointed when the box said "Lands End".
It is hard to wait, but I got an e-mail from our local Medtronic Rep. that confirmed that we will probably be busy with leg work before we really even get the box. She passed along a likely training protocol:
Pre training (homework including the manual, the workbook and hands on with the product)
Training 2 1/2 hours
Call following day to MM rep to talk about any alarms
Call 2 days later to talk through first sensor change
3 days later send 1st download report to endocrinologist
Set appointment with endocrinologist for 2 weeks post start of Guardian
Use Guardian RT either continuous or periodic depending on goals/expectations
It is only our rep's second "hook up". Her first one she did for an adult yesterday. (That patient already called her today and told her that the Guardian RT woke her up on her first night with a low warning at 3 am. The patient did a finger check and verified that she was 58! She treated and went back to sleep!!!) Better Days are coming!!!!