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
Pump model: Medtronic Minimed 723.
-Since when you've been pumping: Jan-2001
-Overall experience: Better control (though not perfect/convenience
-Would you recommend it to others: Yes, with some caveats--some cannot handle the technology.
I TRIED MY THIGH BUT COULD NOT SLEEP ON THAT SIDE.ALSO TRIED THE FRONT OF LEG BUT WHEN I SAT ON BUS WHERE DO I PUT MY BAG? ON BELLY IT IS PROTECTED.
Animas Ping since March 2012.
I'm still adjusting but way better control than MDI
I would recommend it to others
Pump model: Animas 1200
Since: June 2004
Overall experience: Loved it since day one.
Once you get used to it, it becomes a part of you and gives you much more flexibility. It takes work though. Get yourself totally familiar with it. Even then, it's not a cure, not even close, but it makes my life with T1 much easier.