I have the Medtronic 722 and have had it since Oct 2009. I was on MDI for a couple of years and before that combination of pills and other injectables. I have had no problems with the Minimed and Medtronic's service and sales are second to none. They work with your insurance and you have a pump in almost no time. I got mine in a week. Very happy. Have no reason to change.
Stever. Did you ever come to a decision?
I have a lot of experience with glucose sensors and the minimed if it might be of any use, but either way would be interested to hear of your decision.
Did you come to decision? We are considering a pump too and I'm really interested to know which you chose and why, if you don't mind updating. Thanks!
I have an Animas Ping, and like it very much. As for control, the pump, for me has been life-changing. It moved me from mediocre control to tight control. I liked the Animas over the MiniMed for several reasons. First, the communication between the pump and the meter allows for the pump to function as you demand without ever having to touch it. I like the safeguards built into their commands; the pump never allows one to do something unless they are sure of the command. The colour screen is easy on my old eyes. The tracking software is very complete and is stored off line, so that date may be accessed, with permission and access, by the CDE or physician. The pump is waterproof. The service from Animas has been superb. My training from Animas was very complete. They acted as if they really wanted me to use their pump.
I didn't get the same feeling or find the same features with MiniMed.
Good luck with your decision. Please let us know what you choose.