Hi all -
I had a great time at a diabetes symposium the other day and spoke with some "in-the-know" folks about when on earth will Dexcom be integrated with a pump! He or she predicted that the 2 should be communicating as soon as January (if not sooner) 2010. For those of you who, like me, want to decrease the bionic-ness of my diabetes management while retaining the fluidity of management offered by pumps and CGMS, this is GREAT NEWS!
But wait, I said, I have a MM pump and its warranty won't be over for at least 2 years. Oh woe is me, even when my dreams come true, I am stuck with an alarm clock set 5 minutes early. :'-(
"No no!" he or she siad "you don't have to wait! You can get an animas pump now for only $200 if you trade in your MM. It will take over your MM warranty and you'll get to upgrade to the newest version as soon as your MM pump's warranty expires."
What? Wait - why? How? You must be kidding me! Am I dreaming?
So here's the scoop. Because Deltec Cozmo went down the tubes, Animas (as well as the other pump companies I presume) is making it easier to switch to them. They cannot offer it to only Deltec customers and so everyone benefits. The deal is this: trade in your old pump and in exchange you receive an Animas Ping with the warranty ending the same time as your old pump. You also get 1 month of supplies for this great offer. What's more, when it comes time for the Ping and the Dexcom sensor/TN to communicate, that's when you strike it rich!
Perhaps I am alone in my pump regret. Don't get me wrong, I still get continuous infusion of insulin. But I purchased this darned thing hoping that the MM sensor would solve the pump/receiver issue. When I realized, to my horror, the reduced accuracy and reliability of the MM system as compared to Dexcom, I was stuck for 4 years with MM. I'm so darned excited. For all of the new gadgets, but right now mostly for my new Ping!