Lookin into insulin pumps


(Christine) #1

Im getting a insulin pump relatively soon and out of the million out there, I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?


(joe) #2

hi christine,  what made you decide to pump? it has worked really good for me - I have a crazy schedule and I have problems in the morning...

look here for a quick comparison

http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes_technology/insulin_pump_models.php

and try here for a whole lot of pump info http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

good luck if you have any questions please ask!


(Grahamkracker) #3

Congrats!    I am a new insulin pumper as well!    I googled insulin pump comparisons and researched a few websites of pumps that are available.   I was fortunate enough to be able to wear an older version of the Minimed paradigm 515 pump and was also sent a "demo" pod by Omni-pod

 

So important info to consider...... Make sure that whatever pump you choose is able to tell how much insulin you have already in your system, I know when looking at several pumps, I decided on either the minimed pump or the omnipod..... The reason why I chose the Minimed was becuase it accounts for how much insulin I already have, which the omnipod doesn't, which could mean additional lows and that was somethign I did not want to chance!     

 

Also, find out what you insurance will cover, as well as what teh warranty is...... Luckily, my health insuarnce covered my pump and supplies 100%..... I have a warranty for 4 years, however if a newer pump becomes avaialble, I can pay a minimal out of pocket expense to upgrade!   

Good Luck!

 


(A-D) #4

Kristy,

The Omnipod does account for IOB and it allows you to enter the amount of time you want it to use for insulin action.  I think the MM does a better job of display and indication but the feature is there on my Omnipod, too...

Cheers!

A-D


(xoxobl0ndie325) #5

I am also thinking about getting a pump and tonight I went to "pump night" at my endocrinologist's office. I am highly considering the OneTouch "ping". I have never been on a pump before (seeing as I was only diagnosed a little over 5 months ago), but the nurses at the office highly recommended this particular one. She even has her 4 year old granddaughter wearing it, so I know she trusts it! :D Hope I helped.


(type1diabetic) #6

I love my minimed 722 and it is compatible with the continuous blood glucose monitor if you're interested in that. I don't have that yet, but I want it someday. Anyway, check out my post for details on how the minimed 722 works! http://livingwithtype1diabetes.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/how-to-attach-an-insulin-pump