I am an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic that reacts more like a type 1 diabetic. I am going to try the pump but I get concerned when I read about peoples problems. I am a 56 year old Canadian male with a active construction job that has a various activity level day to day. I am not overweight and do not have any weight control problems.
I would like to hear you recommendations on pumps and reliabilities.
Wow! Three months to play with it is great! You could sort of arrange that around a race, see if you like it and turn it back in? I did that w/ some running shoes once. One thing I'd add, is that, in my going on 9 days w/ the Revel, is that the "predictive alerts" have been really useful running! Yesterday, I was like 85 when I got home, decided to have chocolate milk for a snack (ad w/ ironman person in MrsAcidRock's "Fitness" magazine...), got ready, tested again and was up to 120 so I figured I'd bolus a bit more and set off, ran a couple of miles, by which point the CGM caught up the meter (20 minutes later...) and hit the "High Predict" or whatever it says alarm, I decided "well, maybe there was a bit more than the 10G of carbs in the chocolate milk?" and "bolused" for the missing approx 15G of carbs and kept running and, by the time I got home, the CGM was at 90 but the rate tripped the "low predict" number and, lo and behold, it was at 72 when I got home.
I got an Animas Ping a week ago. I have to say, it's done wonders. Love it. I don't think i'd go back to DMI if asked and I really like having the remote and meter all in one. That is so helpful.