I am finally contemplating switching from Cozmo and I have 2 questions for anyone wearing an Animas pump. I got to play with an Animas Vibe last week (like a ping but Dexcom G4 displays on the screen - only available in europe so far, I think). I like it but there are a few major down sides for me after using a Cozmo for 9+ years
1. Is it me or is the audio bolus button the slowest way in the world to give a bolus? The pump seems really slow to respond to each push of the audio bolus button - to a point that i lost track of how many times i had pushed it. I'm sort of hoping that it was just the demo pump that was a little old and acting up, but I get the feeling that the audio bolus button is not very reactive.
2. I have my cozmo set for a 2 minute (normal) bolus delivery. Even the slow setting for bolus delivery on the Animas seems extra speedy. Does anyone have problems with that fast delivery?
Other than those 2 questions, my only negative impression of the Animas is it seems like there is a LOT of button pressing compared to the Cozmo. It's a nice screen but navigating through the menus and changing options doesn't seem very user friendly. Another option that i will really miss if i switch is the ability to have pre-set temp basals. It's hard to change! I still wish Cozmo was still in business! Thanks for any insight.
Yes indeed! it was About .com Either that or you have an evil twin...isn't that aq doppleganger?
I'm impressed that you remembered me after all these years and identified me from a post about changing pumps! Especially since I don't spend a ton of time at TuDiabetes and If i've seen right, you just signed up this week!
I just heard that Tandem (maker of the T-Slim) has obtained the Smiths-Medical patents for a lot of the (I believe) Cozmo stuff., You can check out the press release on the Tandem Diabetes website.
Yes! I read that last week too and was very excited! For me it's one more reason to wait very (im)patiently for the t:slim to be approved for use in Europe. I was one of the first patients in france on a Cozmo and if i can hold on long enough, i count on being one of the first on a t:slim. Unfortunately i may have a while to wait. These types of approvals are not quick around here.