Insulin pumps

red on the head
By red on the head Latest Reply 2010-07-10 15:21:44 -0500
Started 2010-07-09 05:53:44 -0500

I am trying to chose a insulin pump can anyone give me some imput on this.

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good queen Bess
good queen Bess 2010-07-10 15:21:44 -0500 Report

I have been on a pump for 14 years now and can give you my opinion of pumps. Having attended several insulin pump specific workshops, the Merk-Medtronic pump is the one to get. Along with great education and 24/7 support, you have a pump that can "talk" with the Ultra Link blood sugar meter so you will know to give insulin if too high. The paridigm pump also will "talk" to the continuous glucose monitor if yo choose to get hihg tec and really keep tabs on the blood sugar level. Good luck with your new pumping adventure. They really do help prevent the low blood sugar surprizes and make it easier to lower a high blood sugar over several hours if you use the "square wave to spread the insulin out over 3 to 4 hours. feel free to contact me to ask more questions. good queen Bess

packrat2 2010-07-09 16:40:39 -0500 Report

I am also on the Medtronic pump…check there web site,
insurance should pay 80% of the cost, regards packrat2

Harlen 2010-07-09 16:00:40 -0500 Report

I love my pump its a medtronic 722 not the newest one
If money is not an issue I would love to have a Ping but the ins comp would only pay some on the medtronic and nothing on the others.
I think you will love the pump nomatter witch one you get
Best wishes

monkeymama 2010-07-09 11:59:26 -0500 Report

Hello there! When I chose my insulin pump. I came up with a checklist of questions to help me pick mine. Ask yourself these same questions here:
1. Will my insurance company pay for this pump?
2. What qualities are you looking for in a insulin pump (ex: wireless, waterproof, screen type, battery style, ability to use PC to manage your pump, etc)
3. If you ordered brochures from other insulin pump companies. How was the customers service rep?

There is a web site you can go to that compares all of insulin pumps to each other. Try going to this site and see if ti helps you with making a decision.

Keep in mind though, the Cozmo (Deltec) is no longer in business. They went bankrupt a few years or so ago. Best of wishes to you in finding the insulin pump you will like.

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