By notmaiden Latest Reply 2015-01-06 21:47:38 -0600
Started 2015-01-06 01:35:05 -0600

Was wondering why anyone chose the pump they have. It's interesting to hear all the reasons why different people have the same/different pump as myself or others.

I have the Medtronic paradigm revel 723 with the 3ml resivoir.
I chose it because of Medtronics rep and I didn't want a color screen. I wanted a black and white / dark and light screen

4 replies

notmaiden 2015-01-06 21:47:38 -0600 Report

A deal would definitely be a contributing factor. I didn't even know Roche made pumps. Thought it was just meters and strips. I really like my Medtronic even though it looks like a old style pager. I know I didn't want a color screen like some have. Waste of battery in my opinion. The pod is way bulky and I sometimes forget my meter At home so if that's the only way I can bolus that's a major problem.

kimfing 2015-01-06 20:08:20 -0600 Report

I am in roche pump that blue tooth to the meter. My husband has had a roche pump for many many years. They also gave me a deal i couldn't resist

notmaiden 2015-01-06 14:16:13 -0600 Report

Oh i really don't want to go back to MDI. Having a pump makes me feel like I am almost human again like I was before my T1 days. But now I tell people I'm a cyborg. I like the more accurate dosages that my pump allows me to have.

Type1Lou 2015-01-06 08:04:27 -0600 Report

I have been using a Medtronic Minimed Paradigm Revel 523 which uses a smaller reservoir than your 723. I've found the support from Medtronic to be excellent in the 3+ years I've been pumping. I "test drove" an Omnipod but feel more comfortable with the Medtronic pump, despite it's not being waterproof and having tubes. I do not use a CGM but would upgrade to Medtronic's 530G with Enlite (CGM) if Medicare covered CGM's. I love being able to adjust my basal rates up or down depending upon my needs (exercise, illness) or even suspending basal insulin if I'm having a low BG. I love the fact that my pump calculates my bolus dose based on the carbohydrates I input and that my carb to insulin ratio can be set differently for differing times of day. I started pumping in 2011 after experiencing increasingly severe low BG's while on MDI (Multiple Daily Injections). My pump has eliminated those seriously low BG episodes requiring glucagon to get me back up. I hope I never have to go back to MDI!

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