Medtronic pumps are good ones, and yes they are pricey. But you geta lot better pump with Medtronic than some of the others that are out there. You need to have this co-ordinated with your endocrinologist. He/she will be able to tell you which one will serve you better. There are different models from each manufacturer for different reasons and you need to look and read up on these to get a better idea. Medtronic is the best out there that I personally have found, but then I did my homework to find out what was best for me at that time. I have been on a Medtronic 724 now for over 4 years and it has made my life so much easier.