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i have finnaly decided to get a pump, just having trouble deciding on which to get, i have narrowed it down between the mm revel or the accuchek spirit. the main thing making this much of a decision is the size of the resevoir. at my current rate of insulin anything under 300 units wouldnt be good for me, so that cuts out the pump i really wanted the omnipod and my other choice the animas ping.

im just now having trouble deciding between these other two. i like the fact that mm has built in cgm one less thing for me to get approved by the insurance and one less thing to carry, but at the same time accuchek is one of the preffered brands of supplies that my insurance likes.

i have seen here about mm pumps, but has anyone had any experience with the accuchek spirit
 

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Honestly I'd go with the minimed....
The Accu-check spirit is okay. I've seen it as my clinic I go to when I first started had only ever seen that model. To many button presses and the fact of it is the Spirit is outdated. In some places you can get their pump that now comes with a meter you can remote bolus with. and there isn't anything extra to carry around with the MM CGMS system, your pump is the receiver and the graphs show up there......
 

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Honestly I'd go with the minimed....
The Accu-check spirit is okay. I've seen it as my clinic I go to when I first started had only ever seen that model. To many button presses and the fact of it is the Spirit is outdated. In some places you can get their pump that now comes with a meter you can remote bolus with. and there isn't anything extra to carry around with the MM CGMS system, your pump is the receiver and the graphs show up there......
thats another reason I was thinking the mm I can buy the remote bolus key chain thing and get the ultra link glucose meter
 

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I use MM Paradigm. It's quite easy to use. The wireless transfer from the Contour meter is nice. Do a blood test and in a second you'll hear a beep from the pump with the results displayed on the screen. Runs off a single AAA battery, using energizer mine lasts for about month (varies depending on how much you use the back light, refill reservoirs, etc). I have never used the CGMS. The sensors cost upwards of $400 a month which my insurance doesn't cover. Also because they don't measure from the blood directly, you have to calibrate them with the meter approx 4 times a day (that was when I went on the pump a couple years ago, there may have been improvements since).

Not to say they don't have their place, you can get a nice 24 hour profile from them. If my insurance covered them, I would definitely use them.
 

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Was thinking of getting 1 for my mom who takes insulin 2 times a day. Are pumps convenient ?
You can't just "get one" for your mom like you would a Christmas present. If she qualifies by being a type 1 diabetic, or possibly type 2 if her levels resist control - then she must be evaluated and approved for a pump by her medical team as well as her insurance provider. This can takes months, and there are no guarantees that it will EVER happen. Even if it does, she would also need upwards of $300 a month spare change for supplies.

Pumps are no more convenient than MDI, and they are a great deal more expensive, not to mention the learning curve.

So now that you've gained your five minimum posts, what's next, Johnny?
 

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You can't just "get one" for your mom like you would a Christmas present. If she qualifies by being a type 1 diabetic, or possibly type 2 if her levels resist control - then she must be evaluated and approved for a pump by her medical team as well as her insurance provider. This can takes months, and there are no guarantees that it will EVER happen. Even if it does, she would also need upwards of $300 a month spare change for supplies.

Pumps are no more convenient than MDI, and they are a great deal more expensive, not to mention the learning curve.

So now that you've gained your five minimum posts, what's next, Johnny?
You are so right - I need to take her to a doc. In India - medical laws are not stringent, its a lot easier than in the US. She doesnt have insurance - She has had lots of illness and noone would give health insurance here.

She read about pumps and says its not convenient - never tried it herself ofcourse.
 

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I expect to atleast edit my posts. Can't undst why you wouldnt allow that. I had to make another post to get this in. Are you getting me to make more :p
That's how this forum is run. If you're accustomed to coming in brand new and getting all the perks, you won't find that here. Our members are probationary for a short while in the beginning.
 

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That's how this forum is run. If you're accustomed to coming in brand new and getting all the perks, you won't find that here. Our members are probationary for a short while in the beginning.
No, not all perks... The ability to edit typos and mistakes within 2 min of making the post is not a perk IMO - its something thats better value to a forum. I am part of other forums too - I know the drill. Never mind. Had to get this in. You can delete this.
 

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No, not all perks... The ability to edit typos and mistakes within 2 min of making the post is not a perk IMO - its something thats better value to a forum. I am part of other forums too - I know the drill. Never mind. Had to get this in. You can delete this.
This is the way things work HERE. We are not other forums, we don't subscribe to "the drill", nor do I need your permission to delete your posts. You're welcome to continue at the other forums if you're unhappy here. How old are you, by the way?
 

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This is the way things work HERE. We are not other forums, we don't subscribe to "the drill", nor do I need your permission to delete your posts. You're welcome to continue at the other forums if you're unhappy here.
Hmm...Is that how you took it ? Never mind then. Peace.

How old are you, by the way?
These are the kind of flame war posts I would like to avoid - but I'll answer that. I am 34.



Nice forum.
 

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I use MM Paradigm. It's quite easy to use. The wireless transfer from the Contour meter is nice. Do a blood test and in a second you'll hear a beep from the pump with the results displayed on the screen. Runs off a single AAA battery, using energizer mine lasts for about month (varies depending on how much you use the back light, refill reservoirs, etc). I have never used the CGMS. The sensors cost upwards of $400 a month which my insurance doesn't cover. Also because they don't measure from the blood directly, you have to calibrate them with the meter approx 4 times a day (that was when I went on the pump a couple years ago, there may have been improvements since).

Not to say they don't have their place, you can get a nice 24 hour profile from them. If my insurance covered them, I would definitely use them.
I think that is why my Diabetic nurse specialist said no to the CGMS
 
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