Hi all,

I was diagnosed as type 1 in December, and my doctor says that I'm good to go for a pump. My partner is also type 1 (crazy, I know), and has a minimed Paradigm.

What do you love about your pump, wish it did better, and what don't you like about it? What would you recommend I look into as I research pumps?

Thanks SO so much :)

Janie

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I find the same to be true for me jujube! Isn't it great!

Hi Janie,
I personally have the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm it works pretty good in that it holds a good bit of insulin in the resevoir that it uses (3mL).I like that it gives you different alerts audio and vibration also when you are running low etc. It communicates remotely to my meter so I don't have to put in my BG manually although I can if I want to. It has a backlight which is handy when I'm in a dark room like the movie theater.
What I don't like is that its about the size of a pager so wearing it with certain clothes can get tricky when you are trying to hide it. I don't like to use the Quick set infusion because its a litle plastic needle that is inserted into you instead of a metal one which I found for me the metal one is less painful, more comfortable to wear, and easier to insert manually myself ( I hate being stapled suddenly with the infusion set I'd rather ease it in slowly).I found to often that the plastic ones will get bent in me if I somehow apply preasure on it from sitting or sometimes from moving and then it no longer delivers insulin, which then causes my BG to get really high.
I don't know if that helps you any but I would also say that when you are at your doctors office, they are usually well supplied with samples try the different infusion sets to see which one works and feels good to you. See which is most easiest for you to insert yourself because I will be honest with you, the Quick Set infusion set I have is like a giant lancet to me and I just cannot do it to myself no matter how hard I try, I just can't push the buttons to release it because it always hurts. But give me the Sure-T infusion set and I have no problems super easy metal needle, short, worth checking out! Don't forget to ask about cost because unfortunately insurance doesn't cover everything and the last thing you want is more out-of-pocket expenses.
Again I hope this helps...Good-Luck!

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