What Is The Best Diabetic Pump?

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Frequently Asked Questions about insulin pumps: In this section, you will find answers to these frequently asked questions: Which pump is the best? Most pumps have similar features, but they’re all a little different. No one pump is best. See What to consider when choosing an insulin pump? Does the pump know my sugar level and automatically deliver the right amount of insulin? No! At this time, insulin pumps cannot measure glucose levels and cannot automatically deliver the right amount of insulin. Do I have to be attached to the pump all the time? It is possible to temporarily disconnect yourself from the pump, but not for very long. If you are disconnected for more than an hour, you may need to replace your missed insulin. Once again, speak with your doctor about specific recommendations. It is important to assess the entire picture. What type of insulin is used in an insulin pump? Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulins such as lispro, aspart and glulisine. Because the pump delivers tiny amounts of insulin every few minutes, longer-acting insulins are not necessary. Should I go on the pump? Insulin pumps can greatly benefit people with diabetes. However, not everyone with diab Continue reading >>

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  1. Amyk

    Which is the best insulin pump & CGM

    I'm T1D and 7 weeks pregnant. Currently I use insulin injections. I am planning to switch to pump along with CGM. Can you guys recommend some?

  2. coravh

    I know people like the dexcom, but medtronic has been getting better. As for pumps, I always liked my medtronic but my suggestion to you is to talk to the local reps and see who you feel most comfortable with (also who your insurance pays for as well).

  3. elbruce

    They all do the same thing (I.e. Deliver insulin in small doses) so it really comes down to the features that appeal to you. A quick run down of the main features:
    Cordless - omnipod
    Touchscreen- tandem t:slim
    Integrated Dexcom - tandem, animas
    Integrated CGM/"Artifical Pancreas" - Medtronics
    Here is a nice page with tons of useful info:
    Good luck! I personally love my dexcom and t:slim and when the X-2 is approved for the G5 I am going to upgrade but until I don't mind the separate devices.
    Sent from my iPhone using Diabetes Daily

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