Thinking of becoming a pumper

By JST Latest Reply 2010-01-31 11:29:26 -0600
Started 2010-01-29 22:59:45 -0600

I am a recent type1(March 23,2009)
Was wondering if anyone had any recomendations on pumps, i am meeting the rep from Animas next week just looking for some input. I will prob meet with several reps before I make my mind up.

3 replies

ghdan 2010-01-31 11:29:26 -0600 Report

I am currently on the Medtronic/Minimed 522. Started using a pump in 1997 or 1998 with the Minimed 506 or 507. Started the Sensor about 6 weeks ago. The fact that the sensor communicates with the pump really makes a difference. Also, sometimes it seems like changing the pump and or sensor is more difficult than it needs to be.

Harlen 2010-01-30 11:35:42 -0600 Report

I am a pumper and I love my pump
the one thing I would sugest would be to try the top 3 typs of pumps and see witck one fits your life stile best
I love the ping but the resavor what to smoll for my needs for me the MM 722 was the best fit and the one the ins comp would pay the nost on.e-mail me if you have any questions I would be glag to help in any way I can
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-01-30 04:24:59 -0600 Report

After many weeks of research I narrowed my choices down to the Onetouch Ping and the Minimed Paradigm 722 Insulin pumps.
My final choice was the OneTouch Ping due to being able to control all aspects of operation from Both the Pump and the Remote Meter Unit which allows me to keep the pump hidden when necessarry.
Do your research thoroughly and weigh all of your options pertaining to the pumps you have in question and most importantly, please DO ASK QUESTIONS !

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