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I was answering emails this morning and I came across an article at dLife about a new pump on the horizon that has touch screens instead of buttons like on our pumps. Cost is $6,995 as opposed to $6,500 for the Revel. Apparently, the company has signed up with several insurers and is working to get the pump into your hands when the time comes.

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It is the t:slim

Good morning BlessedLife:) There are 2 pumps that come to mind that have excellent touch screen handsets. One is available right now but is a tubed pump (Tandem t-Slim) and the other is being used in closed-loop testing in Europe (The Jewel Pump). I am hoping for the later because it is amazing:) See pump details on their website. We first saw it at the ADA show in 2010, I believe. I am not certain why it has taken so long to make it to us. Maybe because they are working out deals w/ Dexcom. I use the Dexcom CGMS and it has made the biggest difference in my BG control...I would love to see them team up w/ Jewel:) GOOD LUCK IN MAKING YOUR DECISION! Happy Holidays:)

I just my Revel earlier this year. I just like to see what improvements, changes, new things are available to us.
Yesterday, my doctor told me the FDA was possibly going to approve the T-slim. I haven't heard.

Also, Medtronic will no longer support the Accu-Chek meter, but s instead going with the Bayer with the built in USB. Carelink is still there, but not necessary with the new glucometer.

How is the Bayer meter?
I love my Bayer meter. I love that it talks to my pump. It has a color screen. I do not need a cord to upload my readings.

The only issue is that Bayer is not on a lot of insurance preferred list. It may mean that people will either have to out of pocket for the strips or they will have to key in all of the glucose readings.

Will the accu-check work with 64 bit OS's like windows 8 or mac osx?

Hi Guys.. I am late to this discussion but I havent heard from my endo about this. Dont know if FDA ever approved it.

I called Apple and specifically asked about a full-sized USB port. They don't have one or the adapter for one. They have one for a mini-USB adapter. So, that doesn't let me update my glucometer to the iPad. I did find a stand that includes a USB port, so I might buy myself one. Or just continue to use my laptop.
I don't know if it was approved by the FDA or not. I haven't heard.

T: Slim is out on the market. But I have a lot of doubts. I included some comments from a conversation I had with my endo. I don't know if you use CGM or not, but one thing that I was definitely not looking forward to was having to carry an additional device (the dexcom CGM) as medtronic's is integarated to work with my pump. Also, when I was looking at the infusion sites tandem (manufacture of T:Slim) outsources to third party vendors for their infusion sites. I am very skeptical with this as I love that medtronic provides full circuit products for insulin pump therapy as well as their continous glucose monitoring. Forgive me being long winded, just my two cents. Good luck and wish you the best with your selection!

"I've seen it actually. It's pretty cool. screen and interface very hip. as far as features, not sure if it's better than medtronic at this point, and because they are new company, i worry about support issues, so hang tight, it's not a huge step up or anything, but if you want to change over, let me know, we can do it."

I was just gathering info. I am keeping my Revel for another three years.

I was really excited when I saw something about it, thinking wow that's a really fun new "toy". I hope minimed comes out with something as attractive in the near future! On the functional side of things I did come across this bit today and you might find appealing which minimed is trying to get FDA approval for, don't think they've quite gotten all the clearances yet though.It's the closest thing I've seen towards a closed loop system yet which is very promising for the future. More info below.




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