Insulin Pump

One Step at a Time
By One Step at a Time Latest Reply 2014-02-02 05:59:41 -0600
Started 2014-01-30 17:26:08 -0600

I'm officially shopping for the right insulin pump for me…
- teacher in KY
- 2 young and active boys
- avid golfer
- spend summers at the lake and beach vacations
- I rarely notice lows at work. I can go as low as 45 and never notice. I do notice at home.
- I do not notice highs hardly at all over 130. From 120-130 I get headaches. I'll got into 200s and never notice.

Ok…suggestions, your favorite, pros and cons…GO!

(Many thanks!)

6 replies

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-02 05:59:41 -0600 Report

I've been on the Tslim for about 4 months, I love it. Technology-wise, they all should be pretty good. I went with the Tslim because; it delivers the smallest amount most accurately, it has a rechargeable battery so no batteries to change or for the kids to steal for devices, and it is supposed to be the next pump to work with a CGM. Don't know if I would ever use that, but options are nice.. I think one time in 4 months, I've caught the tubing and yanked the site. Look for the little features that are important to you and check with your endo to make sure they work with the one you want.

Type1Lou 2014-01-31 15:20:36 -0600 Report

I'm using a Metronic Minimed Revel pump and have had it since 2011. I do not have a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) but that could be helpful to you to alert you of impending lows. The Medtronic pumps are not waterproof and must be disconnected if you go in the water and for bathing. They work with tubing, unlike the Omnipod, which is tubeless. I too am a golfer and otherwise, moderately active. Diabetes Forecast January 2014 issue had comparison charts of 180 diabetes products, including pumps and CGM's. You may find that reference helpful. I have been a Type 1 since 1976 and am kicking myself for having waited so long to pump and hope I never have to go back to MDI!

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2014-01-31 19:53:12 -0600 Report

Thank you! I only worry about the tubing when I'm at the lake with my kids. There isn't really a place to hide it in a baiting suit and I worry about it getting snagged. Have you ever had a problem? I think ill end up with a CGM system, only because of my lows and highs.
Thanks again- maybe this weather will break and I can hit the links this weekend…!

Type1Lou 2014-02-01 08:53:27 -0600 Report

Because of your concerns with the tubing, you may be more comfortable with a tubeless pump like the OmniPod. On the back inside cover of the February, 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast, OmniPod has an offer to "Try a Free Demo Kit" with a link to or you can call them at 866-605-4763

ashley50 2014-01-30 19:30:29 -0600 Report

I have the "One touch ping" i love it! Never had any problems with it. Animas is the corp. that makes it. They are so nice & awesome people and help!