picking a pump...

By mommy010307 Latest Reply 2010-05-10 21:24:17 -0500
Started 2010-02-16 17:14:46 -0600

i amhopping to go on a pump in the next 2 months..i have looked at the mini med and the anumis pumps…they both look good..does anyone have any suggestions on what they like or dont like…its hard to pick..

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10 replies

NewTerry19 2010-04-27 10:10:25 -0500 Report

HI. I am on the Animas pump and love it, it has done wonders for my control. I didn't know bout other pumps when I got my first pump, but I know there are other choices, the only thing I can say is really do your reseach to find the pump that will work best for you, now I said it out loud it sounds funny.
Different people will tell you that they lovethier pump no matter the brand bcause it works for them, so I guess I can'treally say either way, maybe you should talk to your doctor to see what he/she recommends.

Piper5 2010-03-19 22:30:20 -0500 Report

Hi, I'm on the medtronic 522. Have been for about 1 year now. I've been diabetic for 34 years. So this was a big step for me to go on the pump. I wish I would have done it sooner. It has really freed my lifestyle. I feel better and my A1c went from 8.9 to 7. I'm hoping by my next doc visit it will have gone down yet even more. The continuous glucose monitor that can be used with the pump is great. I was not able to detect low BS anymore so this feature has really helped me. Good luck on which ever pump you choose, and be patient. It will take a little work in the beginning but well worth it.

gmango 2010-04-01 21:37:55 -0500 Report

Hi Piper,
I think the pump is my next step. I can only control my glucose is by not eating. The surgery has me scared to the point that I will by pass it altogether. Would you have any encouraging words or advice? Thank You.

olefart2 2010-03-18 19:09:00 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed as type 1 in 2005 at age 45. Last october I got the mini med pump and it is great to be free of needles( I thought the pens were cool) I now feel better than I have in about 10 years. Make sure to try all of the different lenths of tubing. Good luck

Justice 2010-02-17 09:07:34 -0600 Report

I'm using the Medtronic MiniMed 522 I just love being on the pump it has helped me so much. My A1C went from 12 to a 6.7. But like Newterry said you will still have do your carb counting and testing your blood sugars because you will be working with your doctors to figure out what your insulin dosage and settings should be at certain times of the day. Its still hard work but it should pay off in the end. Good luck with that! Welcome to the Pump family

NewTerry19 2010-02-16 18:59:59 -0600 Report

I am on the Animus IR2020, and LOVE it, it has made a huge difference inmy numbers. My suggestion would be to check out ALL your options, go to the different websites and reseach them. I am currently looking into the Omnipod, sounds like it would really work for me, but I will really have to reseach it. Good Luck and keep us informed on what you get and how it works for you.
Just keep this in mind, yoiur numbers will not got to perfect range once you get on the pump, there is some tweaking involved, and testin more often and counting carbs, not to scare you, but I went on the pump thinking it would "fix" my sugars, well it helped, BUT, I had to do a lot of things for the pump to "fix" my numbers.

Harlen 2010-02-16 17:37:12 -0600 Report

I tested the Anumis and I liked it then
I tried the Medtronic 722 and for me the Medtronic worked best and it was the one the ins comp would pay the most on and in the longrun it was cheaper and it dose work very well I am so happy with it.The pump has made life a lot better for me
If you get it let me know I got some good tips to help with use lol
Best wishes

msmarcylouwho 2010-04-28 14:41:54 -0500 Report

I just got the new Medtronic 2 weeks ago. So far I really like it, but as this is my first pump, I have nothing to compare it to. I do know that I really like no having to inject myself.