I have an Animas Ping, and like it very much. As for control, the pump, for me has been life-changing. It moved me from mediocre control to tight control. I liked the Animas over the MiniMed for several reasons. First, the communication…"
"I have the Medtronic 722 and have had it since Oct 2009. I was on MDI for a couple of years and before that combination of pills and other injectables. I have had no problems with the Minimed and Medtronic's service and sales are second to…"
"Holy cow! You all have been awesome helping me make this move! It is so nice to have your input. I have truly felt alone in this challenge with T1 and have not used this site at all. It is nice to know I can call on you all. Thank you all for your…"
"I've had Medtronics pumps since 2008, first a 722 and now the newer 523 model.
1) The 523/ 723 also have the .025U/ hour basal rate "fine tuning". It's easy to get carried away with it but, the more I play with it, the more I…"
"I recently reviewed Animas Ping, and thought it was a pretty close call, but decided to stay with MM. (Using MM since 1997).
One thing I learned from the Animas rep was that when the 'Vibe' is available in US, with the Ping/Dex CGMS…"
"I have a Ping and HAD a MM. I am much Happier with the Ping. I love the waterproof feature (be sure to order extra battery caps and cartridge caps-as they have to be replaced every 6 months-small price to pay for waterproof) I also like the dexcom…"
"One difference I have found is the cartridge size. Animas cartridge holds 200 units and Medtronic's holds 300 units. My son is using Animas Ping and we love it, but he uses a lot of insulin and so has to fill the cartridge almost every day."
"Thanks Ryan. The Dexcom told me about the union of them and Animas this morning but didn't give a timeframe for release. That bothers me about the Medtronic cgm as I'm pretty active as well. Hopefully I'll see the sensor tomorrow.
"I'm on my second MiniMed pump and in August will buy my third pump from them. I have used the RT system for 4 years (CGMS). I have had excellent results with the Pump/CGMS combo. The MiniMed pump has the best pump software of any pump sold…"
"I have had both the Medtronic and the Animas. The difference for me is the continuous glucose monitor (CGM). The CGM for the medtronic, at least when I had it, was about a quarter sized sea shell that was heavy and flopped around causing all kinds…"
"I think they are both good. I have the Animas 2020 and love it. Before that I had the Animas 1200. Animas has been reliable and trouble free. The support from Animas has been outstanding. I went with Animas because I like the fact that the pump is…"
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