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Old 11-29-2017, 21:13   #1
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Hello.

I am a type 1 diagnosed about 22 years ago. I currently use insulin pens and a dexcom for monitoring. I have thought about a pump for years but have had reservations about a few things.

I have not researched in years now so I am looking for info about the best options available in pumps now. I know some have integration with CGMS, which is great. Like I said I use a Dexcom now. I just recently found out that Animas and Cozmo are no more, so it seems like there are very few choices for pumps of diabetes treatment in general.

Anyone have any good info or suggestions?

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I love my OmniPod. No tubing. One of the best things about a pump is the ability to change the Basal. when on pens If I ended up doing more physical work than I thought I was going to do when I inj my morning Basal, Id have keep eating candy and such to keep my BG up. with my pump I can change the basal on the fly.

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I am going to check into the Pod again, but from the outside it seems like the technology has not changed in a long time. The controller seems to be outdated and I don't think there is any integration with CGMS.

I am already getting frustrated at the lack of options or advancements in pump therapy.

What are there like 3 pumps available now?

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I am going to check into the Pod again, but from the outside it seems like the technology has not changed in a long time. The controller seems to be outdated and I don't think there is any integration with CGMS.

I am already getting frustrated at the lack of options or advancements in pump therapy.

What are there like 3 pumps available now?

Check this link out. this has the latest pumps

New Diabetes Tech on The Horizon: What’s Coming by Mid-2017 in the US?

https://diatribe.org/new-diabetes-te...ts-coming-2017

New Insulin Delivery Devices
Tandem’s t:slim X2 Insulin Pump – October-December 2016. The latest Tandem pump will add a new Bluetooth radio and enable software updates to add future Dexcom G5 connectivity and automated insulin delivery algorithms.

Medtronic MiniMed Pro Infusion Set with BD FlowSmart technology – around late 2016. The long-awaited infusion set has several key improvements, most notably a new catheter that allows insulin to flow out of two holes (less occlusions).

LifeScan’s OneTouch Via – early 2017. The bolus-only, super slim wearable device holds 200 units of insulin and can be worn for three days. Squeezing two buttons (including through clothes) – will discreetly deliver a two-unit bolus.

Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G/Enlite 3 Hybrid Closed Loop – by April 2017. The first automated basal insulin delivery system is currently under FDA review and will automatically increase/decrease basal insulin delivery in response to CGM information. It’s particularly effective overnight.

Companion Medical’s InPen – 2017. Finally, an insulin pen with built-in Bluetooth, enabling dose data to be sent to a phone app automatically.

also check out comparisons for pumps
http://integrateddiabetes.com/insulin-pump-comparisons/

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Thanks. That's good info.

I think the CGM is a great advance over fingersticks for sure. That has been a great thing for me for about the past 2 years. Now making that integrated with an insulin delivery system doesn't seem like it should be that hard to implement. I know Medtronics has done it, but the last time I saw their products and even looked at their site recently, I am not impressed.

I think the need to have 2 separate injection sites is ridiculous. For a pump, the hose is also still an issue. It definitely seems as if nobody in the industry is interested in making better treatment options. I guess big pharma, the FDA, and all the lobbyists are able to keep it stagnated so that the billions just roll in for old treatment options and out-dated technology.

Sorry, just my frustration again.

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I switched from Medtronic pump in 2015 to the Tandem Tslim pump. Between the two pumps I do like the Tslim the best. It has a touch screen which beats the button pushing I experienced with Medtronic. Tslim also has a colored screen which makes reading the screen much easier. I also like the fact that Tslim can be integrated with Dexcom. I had OmniPod prior to using Medtronic and did not care for it. It was constantly giving me occlusions and alarms prior to even loading it with insulin. I would rather go back on injections than to try and use the Pod again.

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Ok, well as I had said before, I normally come back to see what has changed or look for opinions, so here I am. Still the same diabetic that could always improve my health. I am still using the dexcom and its great. I am in the process of upgrading to the newest model, I think G6.

I have always had interest in a pump, but never pulled the trigger to get one because of things that I don't think I will like or that are realistic for me. I am afraid of lows, but I think I could learn enough to be ok. The things I do not like are: the connected tube, multiple injection sites. Since I use a Dexcom, I really do not want to have to have 2 different things connected to me at all times. I do not have an easy time with the dexcom because I find it hard to find good spots that are comfortable enough that will also stay attached.

So, I am back to ask about anything that might be new with pumps or that might help me. I am always looking for info on the pumps that are available. Its sad to see that each time I check back, there seem to be less pump options.

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