Is Dexcom mandatory with the Animas insulin pump?

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  • I am looking into getting an insulin pump, the Animas Vibe, which comes with the Dexcom built in.
  • I don't require any CGM and don't want the additional thing stuck to my body.
  • Can I still give my insulin on the pump if i don't have the Dexcom transmitting my sugar levels on it?
  • I am wondering if I can just test my sugars frequently and do all the math on the outside, and then pick my rates based on what I've done myself. 
Posted about 2 years ago
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You do not need to use a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) in order to use an insulin pump. Many pumps have an interface that can communicate with CGM's but they do not need to be used together.

Posted about 1 year ago