Curious about the features you like, dislike, want, etc.
I have been pumping for over 32 years (started in June '81 on an AutoSyringe 6 - single basal rate which was "set' by diluting the U40 regular lilly insulin with lilly diluent. Recently swapped from one pump to a new tSlim and am wondering a few things:
A] seems like very few NEW things but human interface changes for the pumps
B] Despite almost a fifteen years of glucose sensor use (first papers on CGMS were published in '99) there are only two systems in the United States (Medtronics and Dexcom) with one or two others (as well as upgrades on these) stuck in FDA heaven. Why, then, is only ONE pump integrated with a sensor??
C] As of now, I need to have at last THREE different programs to improve my glucose control using my pump and meter readings: Meter, Pump, CGM There is no practical way to use all three at the same time unless one has the previously mentioned medtroncs pump)
D] why can't i program my pump from the computer?
Looking for input on what currernt, past and possible future users are looking for in a pump.
I would love to compile all of these and create a functional specification of a pump and see if any of the current pump companies is even interested in what the users think
If you have any comments or requests or anything related to pumping, cgms, control, etc please record them.
I will try to post a comprehensive set of GOOD, NOT GOOD, NEED, DONT WANT in around a month and a functional specification about two or three months from now.
Yerachmiel Altman, new member
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