I've narrowed down my choices to two, the medtronic paradigm and the one touch ping
My background: been a type 1 diabetic for 16 years and I had a medtronic pump about 14 years back for about a year. I loved the control I had when using the pump but w/o insurance, the supplies just got too expensive for my parents.
I work as a programmer all day long and one of the biggest things I want is to be able to bolus discreetly. I was really intrigued with the one touch ping's meter remote but after getting a demo from one of their reps, I saw the meter itself and it felt like i was downgrading my meter (I just recently switched to a verio IQ about 9 months back and have love love loved it!). After telling this to the rep, she told me that she heard that animas's next pump was going to most likely use the verio IQ (I took this with a grain of salt because I know she really wants me to commit though I hope this to be true).
Given that, if I want to keep using the verio IQ, the one touch ping's meter remote kinda loses it's advantage (reluctant to carry two meters around though it's not out of the question).
The minus with the one touch ping for me was the 200 unit reservoir. I currently consume about 80-100 units of insulin daily (40 lantus, 40-60 apidra as needed). Given that, it'd throw the cycle of changing equipment out of sync. Every 3 days for the infusion set (from what I was told) and about every 2 days for the reservoir. The paradigm has a 300 unit reservoir as you know which is signifcantly bigger. Has anyone been in a similar situation and if so, do you eventually get used to the changes being out of sync?
Otherwise, the rest of the features seem about the same for me. I do like the one touch ping being water proof but it's not a deal breaker. I figure if I can keep my cell phone dry, i can do the same with my pump.
- bout to get a new pump
- one touch ping vs medtronic paradigm
- not interested in the CGM
- currently consume about 80-100 units of insulin a day (lantus + apidra)
- really wanted the meter remote feature but don't like the one touch meter compared to my current verio IQ.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! :)