My doctor wants me on the pump. He supports Medtronic and my daughter uses Animas. She said I should ask you guys what you thought of the diffferences, ease of use, pain associated with using pumps and anything else you can think of to advise me. I was also told that I would not have to purchase a continous glucose monitor as it was built in the pump.
I was diagnosed Type 1, no beta cells, March 2010 due to pancreatic cysts eating all those babies up! I have been on insulin shots daily since with many highs and more frequently lows.
So please chime in and give me your thoughts. I appreciate your time. Thanks, Kat

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No, they don't. It doesn't matter to them which size you get. It is important that you get the size that is right for you.
Thanks, good to know.
Hopefully my appeal for financial assistance will pay off and I can order one.
There isn't a huge difference between the two. It comes down to tiny details and features. I pumped with a Minimed for a little over 2 years. I've been using an Animas for almost a year. I switched because I was having major issues with my Minimed pump that customer service had no answers for. But some people have issues with Animas, other people have no issues ever.

I didn't see any difference in pain associated with the sets I used with the Minimed vs. those I use with the Animas.

The huge draw for me to Animas is that I can use my meter as a remote for my pump and so I can bolus without ever touching my pump (nice if, like I did on Friday, I wear it in a garter on my leg under a dress, for example).

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