HI.I wanted to know if anyone is disappointed in the One Touch Ping?I have a few reasons why it doesn't measure up to my old 2020.First I thought the meter would allow you to change and view basal rates.Second,the meter is kind of clunky and is terrible viewing in the sunshine as I work outdoors and it makes it hard to see when I test.Third,you are tied down to one meter.The One Touch strips uses 1.0 mmol and it is hard to get enough blood for a sample as my fingers are callused.Fourth,the database is only in the meter.I like the pump it's the meter that needs improvement.
Dee and Zoe you're right with sometimes wearing it isn't easy accessible all I'm saying the meter can't be read in say like a dimly lit area. Watching Sonia Sotomayor last night on 60 Minutes testing "under" the table at a dinner function can not be done with a Ping meter as you couldn't reach the result and therefore not put in a bolus.
You could use the Audio Bolus function of the 2020/Ping pump pretty discreetly no matter where it is after you get a reading from a meter you can see.
Do you use the backlight on your meter? I find I can see it pretty well when I use that...oh, yes, and my reading glasses of course!
I have no complaints with my Ping. I admit, I have nothing with which to compare, because the Ping is my first pump. I did give the Medtronic Revel a fair shake when I bought my pump, but found that the features and fail safes of the Ping far outweighed the Medtronic. Fast forward to now, with two or three more pumps on the market and I am still satisfied that the Ping is the best pump for me.
Each pump has its unique features. We have to weigh which features we like when we order a pump. We are attached to it for the next four or five years.
The meter I was using before I got my Ping required quite a bit more blood than the Ping's meter, so I was delighted with it. I've been pumping less than a year and a half and have only used the Ping, so I don't have anything else to compare it to. One of the bigest deciding factors for me was that I swim, I'm often out in any kind of weather, and otherwise have occasions that I'm getting wet and I didn't want to have to worry about keeping my pump dry.
The Ping tester sucks. It's huge, and slow. The remote control capabilities don't add up to enough for me to make it worth carrying around. I've been using my (very old) One Touch ultra for several years instead of the Ping. Just got a free iBGStar from my endo, which has enough promise that I may switch.