"If you read the blurbs you find that we are not supposed to take the pump through either the metal detector (magnetic Fields) or the newer x-ray systems. When I had the minimed I ignored this and went through the metal detector and never had a…"
"Bad things usually happen when companies are purchased by large companies. This is no exception. I would expect the Vibe will probably not appear in the US and a new Roche pump will debut in the 2015 timeframe. Such is life! Jeff"
"The vibe screen looks like the older ping screen. Have they done anything to reduce the number of button presses when using it? The ping takes a lot of them. Do you have to re-prime after a battery change? In other words ... have they improved the…"
"Interesting. Most businesses drop programs because they are NOT popular. Clearly a money issue for them. It was a good idea to do this but I think they were the only ones doing it. So much for product differentiation!
"I am guessing that you are a type-2 because with a pump, I didn't think Lantis is necessary. The Dexcom has been pretty accurate for me so I would go with Medtronic+ Dexcom unless either makes a better combined product. So Dex +…"
"George- That's not a feature I use or am familiar with; I will look it up. Because I use the Dexcom, I am always aware of bad things happening and in addition to that, I am lucky that I can sense a low even when I am sleeping.
But talk about…"
"In my mind, Medtronic is far friendlier. But I am still on their (MM) mailing list and see quite a few safety warnings going out. Doesn't give me a warm feeling but my next pump will probably be the Medtronic unless the Vibe is a major…"
"The quality of the ancillary stuff is also pretty bad for Animas. The leather belt holder (male, I guess) is upside down and I can't figure out how to use it. The night belt is very shoddy too. But I don't know if the issues are to be…"
"No .. it was pretty smooth. I needed a new Rx from my Endo after which it was approved within a few days. I was worried that I would run out of sensors but they told me if it gets too close they (Dex) would just ship me one. It wasn't…"
"The biggest issue that I have is the irritation from the adhesive. If you follow the instructions carefully and refrain from recalibrating unless there is a 20% difference, you will get surprisingly good results from it. I found that the…"
"I switched three years ago and I really dislike the Animas product. I previously posted on my reasons but the pump works fine mechanically. But the software was probably designed by a monkey. Why do I have to prime when I change a battery or…"
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