Smith's Medical's discontinuing the Cozmore...

By RandyTN Latest Reply 2009-06-05 09:45:06 -0500
Started 2009-04-20 23:27:41 -0500

I'm looking for some help/experiences w/ other pumps. I've been using a Deltec Cozmore pump for the past 4 years and have just learned that they are getting out of the business. I now have to start looking for the next pump that will best fit my lifestyle. Can anyone give me some insite on the One Touch Ping(Animas Pump) or the Paradigm(MiniMed)? From what I've read I like the Ping, but through e-mailing my Dr./Nurse practiioner they are saying the Paradigm b/c of easier programming… PLEASE HELP!!

Added: June 5, 2009
Well, 6 weeks later my search has now slowed to a halt. One day after making this original post I was laid off with 10% of my company…awesome. I appreciate everyone's replies, sorry it has been so long since I've been on to check them, but my head has been filled with cover letters and resumes here lately.
Thanks again for all of your input. I look forward to seeing what some of you have to say after you've switched/tried them out.

5 replies

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-06-04 11:19:10 -0500 Report

We're right there with you, Randy. The Cozmo has been a good pump for us. And we're out of warranty on it. So we're just going to see how long it will last before we have to switch to something else.

Fortunately, we have a friend who trains people to who are new to pumps. She has the Animas and the Minimed that she's going to let us check out. We probably won't do that for a couple of weeks. But when we do, I'll be sure to post what we thought of them.

cez 2009-06-03 16:17:22 -0500 Report

My son (6) has been on the Cozmo for a little of 18 months. Although Smiths say they will support it - using a pump that is no longer manufactured makes me nervous.
We are moving to the Animas One Touch Ping. We looked at the Animas pumps when we decided on the Cozmo - so it makes sense.
Animas are offering their pumps for $200.00 if you trade in your smiths pump. But you only get the warranty to cover the life left on your current pump (so we get 2 1/2 years on the Animas Pump).
These pumps are re-conditioned, not brand new. But my understanding is that your insurance company does not have to pay, so you'll be covered.

Good luck with the pump hunt, our Animas is due in about 10 days - so I will tell you how it goes.


king of hill
king of hill 2009-06-03 19:12:21 -0500 Report

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ewskis 2009-04-21 00:22:41 -0500 Report

I don't know if I can be of any help but from what I know the 722 minimed has a reservoir it holds 300 u and the 522 is 180 and bolusing is a little different I guess it's all what you get used to. The last thing I have heard is that the delivery speed for minimed is slower so if you are sensitive to insulin the faster delivery might cause stinging. Sorry about Smith dropping the cozmore good luck with your choice I'm a minimed 722 pumper since Dec. 2008