Pump model:Medtronic Minimed 523
Pumping Since: Feb 1997
Overall Experience : Infinitely better than MDI's. Have many stories of saves, losses, bad calibrations, and all sorts of experiences all along the way. Used the Omnipod for a year thinking that it would be better. It was for about 10 months, until the pods were too unreliable. Switched back to Medtronic, and have to say, for reliability, it is no contest. But I hate the tether aspect to the Minimed. But hated having the pod data manager having to be always close. So, I still search, but know for me, the pump is the way to go. Now I just have to do the CGM (I have everything, just have to do it, and the last time i tried, i got very little sleep, probably from user error.)
I would recommend it to others, and I don't think you need a gadget sensitivity. It is the math factor I live with, and to me it just comes as part of the D. It is always present, every day, every test, every bolus, and i do not mind it at all. It almost feels like I am interpreting
After 35 years of injecting and being type 1 diabetic jan 8 will be my first day as a pumper! the Animias Ping Pump
i have alot to learn!
-Pump Model: OneTouch 'Ping'
-Since when: 1 week
-Overall experience: I love it. It's made me life so much easier, and my carb ratios are much more precise.
-Would you recommend to others: I would def. recommend to others. It's absolutely wonderful!!
my kiddo is a pumper...
-Pump model: Animas Ping
-Since when you've been pumping: since he was 18 months old.... march of 2008
-Overall experience: I thank God for the pump every single day!!!
-Would you recommend it to others: absolutly!!! it definately provides much more freedom!! especially for young kids
Pump model: Medtronic Revel 723
Pumping since: January 13, 2012
Overall experience: I'm liking it more and more, but 52 years of syringes and vials was comfortable for me.
Recommend to others: For newbies, sure; for "old dogs" like me, it's a whole set of "new tricks" that I need to learn.
Re the posts on placement: After 5w years of shots I don't have much usable "real estate" on my abdomen. Am using the tops and sides of my legs almost exclusively. especially since the CGM sensor doesn't like being as far from the pump as it has to be using my abdomen.
PUMPING SINCE 2000
TYPE 1 SINCE 1936
I LOVE THE PUMP --IT'S FREEDOM COMPARED TO SHOTS
ALSO I CAN EAT WHATEVER I WANT ( UP TO A POINT )& WHENEVER I WANT
I COUNT CARBS, OF COURSE