Hi everyone! I joined this community for two reasons: my husband and my son. My husband was diagnosed with type 1 at 31yrs, in '02, and my son was diagnosed at 5yrs with type 1 on Aug,30.04. We also have a daughter who is 12. (non d)

We are interested on getting our child on a pump. Today we took an insulin management class, next will be the 'Pump It Up' class, then it's one step closer to actually chosing a pump. I've looked into a few, but I'm at a loss as to which would be the best one for us.

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Comment by sri on September 24, 2007 at 8:19pm
Hi Lydia,
I've reviewed three pumps recently. Here are the links:
Minimed 722 - http://srirambala.com/?p=271
Cozmo 1800 - http://srirambala.com/?p=266
Animas 2020 - http://srirambala.com/?p=262

Also check out http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes_technology/insulin_pump_models.php for a good feature comparison table.

I would also suggest signing up at www.insulin-pumpers.org for a wealth of information.

Chris Bishop, another member at TuDiabetes.com, has also been looking at the different pumps out there.

Best of luck!
Comment by Chris Bishop on September 24, 2007 at 8:26pm
there are a lot of great resources about pumps. I am also looking to go on the pump and have been doing some research on them. Here are some links to information on insulin pumps:

1. My Blog: I have 2 posts about insulin pumps

http://canddbishop.com/blog/?p=57
http://canddbishop.com/blog/?p=26

2. Diabetes mall has comparison charts on the major insulin pumps. It is a great comparison once you understand a little bit of the terminology that goes with insulin pumps:

http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes_technology/insulin_pump_models.php

3. Insulin-pumpers.com has a very extensive list of insulin pumps and a comarison chart. Once again, it help to understand the terminology of insulin pumps when reading the chart and making a decision.

http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/faq/compf02.html

4. Shamen blog. He has 3 great hands on reviews of a few pumps:

http://srirambala.com/?p=271
http://srirambala.com/?p=266
http://srirambala.com/?p=262

I hope this helps and good luck
Comment by Chris Bishop on September 24, 2007 at 8:36pm
guess SRI beat me to the punch... but I guess its better to have too much info than not enough.
Comment by Joe on October 5, 2007 at 8:28am
hi Lydia, don't forget to enlist your insurance company. they may have some financial information that may play a part in your decision. ( I am a minimed pumper for about a year now. )

anytime you need help let us know!!! - joe
Comment by Penny R. on October 24, 2007 at 11:31am
My son has been on an Animas pump for 19 months now.

I agree with the others Insulin Pumpers is a great place to find useful info about pumps.

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