Late to this thread, but can't say I'm sorry to see them go. When they first came out they had some really nice features and forced minimed to upgrade their aged software, but I've had too many problems with their refurbished replacement pumps dying on me. I'd bet that their poor QC cost them a lot of money in the long run - I'm on my fifth pump in four years.
Thankfully I am just in the process of switching to an animas ping, so I shouldn't be stuck with the Cozmo for too long.
Ok ay I just got my pump in october 08, after lots of research. I love my Cozmore, no extra blood sugar monitor to haul around, So now I'm like a parent who just adopted a new child to find out that the child is going to leave me.
Ok so we can cry about it, or maybe the other pump companies will take up where Cozmore left off.
Add in the cool features into their pumps and lure us to them by giving us what we wanted in the first place.
We must organize and lobby the other pump companies to buy Cozmore and go from there.
I'm glad I got it when I did, 10 days before the announcement. I'm not too worried about it. I have no insurance and have done this out-of-pocket. I get a kick out of people who are stressing about not being able to get a new pump for 5 years instead of 4 because of insurance. If you want/need one you will find a way to pay.
By the time I'm ready for a new pump, who knows what will be available.
I think the cozmo is the best choice for any "techie". Most MM users I know are not into or are intimidated by technology like smartphones, pda's etc. They want the simplest, easiest pump. The cozmo users I know are all of the younger generations.
I thought about trying to return it like I heard others doing but I really didn't have a second choice.
Not at all; I have been a Unix developer for 10+ years, and have worked in middleware and messaging.
The pump decision was easy for me; I liked the way mine works, I wanted the ability to upgrade to CGMS and I wanted one less thing to carry.
I looked at Coz and found it a little thick, but I liked the clip on meter. But MM won my business - they had the wireless meter (which I do not use) and CGMS. Their UI is dumbed down, no doubt - but I really don't want to have to spend a great deal of time under the hood programming my pump.
Hopefully, MM with release some "Coz" features to attract them - I would love to see the easy UI - and then a more complex/programmable UI with the cozmore features.
No doubt, J&J crushed the market with their color screens and wireless meter based control system - also very attractive features.
Market may be shrinking, but we still have good choices.
I am 18, almost 19, and I am definitely 'tech savvy'....but you are right; I picked MM because it was simple. These are insulin pumps, not Ipods. A pump, is a pump, is a pump, they all deliver insulin, and that is all I wanted...something reliable that would deliver insulin. 95% of the time all I do with my pump is bolus, or tweak basals. The rest of the time it just sits there. Animas had too many bells and whistles, too much scrolling and button pushing etc. Also I heard the screen is great inside, but terrible outside…I am outside quite often.
I actually liked Cozmo, the way the screen looked, how it worked, even the cell phone design etc. However, I had heard through the grapevine that things were not looking good for the company (in February), so I picked what I felt was the next best choice(for me) the MM. Cozmo may not be my pump of choice, but I am still very sad to see it go. I think having multiple competing pumps on the market forces these companies to innovate and improve.
Honestly, I don't understand why anyone needs to defend their choice of pump. MM is not 'caveman' technology, but yes, it is so simple a caveman could do it(sorry, couldn’t resist, that commercial is stuck in my head). It is a great pump, I love it….but they are all great pumps. I just don’t understand why there seems to be ‘competition’ between pumps and its users. These aren’t cars and which one is the fastest, they are medical devices.
I am new to pumping but I trust my parents and I believe they trust My Doctor. He told us about the MM as well as Cozmore and Animas when we were all making the decision of what pump would be the best choice for me.My choice was the Cozmore because I liked the colors but I was out voted. I remember he told us he did not think The MM was our best choice. So If I am not out of line I must respectfully disagree with you that MM is the best money can buy.Got to go I'm in the library.
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