Insulin Pump

By Teri25 Latest Reply 2009-01-15 13:23:35 -0600
Started 2008-10-09 15:32:56 -0500

I have a question for people that use a insulin pump. What do own which (brand) name? and how it has helped you. can u tell me anything about them? My diabetes nurse is wanting me to get one. she gave me 2 to choose from that she knew my insurance would pay for. 1. Medtronic 2.animas…i choose the medtronic one and sent the papers in and i heard back from them and they said they would give it to the insurance guy who does it for this area and my doctors office. Im just trying to get as much info from anyone that i can. So anything you have to say will help me.

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Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2009-01-15 13:23:35 -0600 Report

I have been on some form of pump for about 20 years. The only thing better as far as I'm concerned would be a cure!

I used MiniMed for the last 15 years until this past October when I switched to the Cozmore. Both pumps and both companies are excellent. The Cozmore just offered more features that would help me gain better control of my BGs.

Google "Insulin Pump Comparisons" and you should be able to find several sites that show the pumps and list their features.

Teri25 2008-12-14 16:03:36 -0600 Report

Great news medicaid approved my pump. I have the Medtronic mini med paradigm 722. i have had it on a few days now i love it. i dont have to worry about having enough needles and poking my self 5 times a day. Now i just poke my self 2x's a week. Every 3 days. i enter my carbs into the pump and it caulates the insulin i need and also subcracts whatever insulin i have in my body already. The only only weird thing for me is having to sleep with it. I love to wear just a t-shirt now i have to take a ace bangaige and rap it around my body and then put my night gowm on. But if u person who wears pants to bed or pj's and are combortable then u have nothing to worry about.

Hug's Teri

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-14 17:37:26 -0600 Report

Did you have to learn carb counting and keep a record of your BS for a month? I have to mainly do this, cause if I don't my insurance won't pay. Did you have to do this for insurance purposes…Debe

Teri25 2008-12-14 20:09:22 -0600 Report

i already have learned Carb counting. but no i didnt have to do it for the carbs for my insurance or anything. The only thing i have problems with is my insurance with only pay for 1 month of supplies instead of 3.

Amelia - 26644
Amelia - 26644 2008-11-24 23:24:27 -0600 Report

I actually have the animas pump an love it. Animas is absolutely incredible when it come to customer care and do everything they can to work with you if you ever have a need. The pump is also a color screen and can go under water for up to 24 hrs with out getting ruined. It is very well built and has an awesome food log to help you bolus and combo bolus as well. Plus another perk is they have pretty color to. If there are any specifics you want to know just tag me back and I'll be happy to answer.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-25 04:38:10 -0600 Report

Hello, I was at the endo yesterday and will be starting the insulin pump after spendind a day in December was a nurse and a week later a day with the dietitian to go over carb counting. I must keep a month of BG for 4x aday testing. They are foing to start me on the Animas also. I would like to know more…Debe

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-10-21 05:30:35 -0500 Report

My son uses the Deltec Cozmo. We love it. It has made dealing with diabetes more convenient.

It can be expensive and it can make it so easy that you develop lazy habits. But for us, the positives far outweigh the negatives.

One of the things we loved about the Cozmo was the way it helps to calculate insulin dosages just by putting in the number of carbs you're going to eat.

We have had some mechanical issues but they've all been covered under warranty.

Best of luck with yours.


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