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2016 Insulin Pump Comparisons

Click to go to comparison page: Tandem t-Slim/t-Flex/t-slim G4Roche Accu-Chek Combo Insulet Insulet OmniPod Medtronic 530G With Enlite Animas Vibe Pump System Features in Common: 24-hour toll-free helpline Internal safety checks Child button lock-out Full Training Included Simplified programming Extended bolus options Temporary basal rate options Programmable reminders Downloadable Low battery warning Low insulin warning User-set active insulin time Tandem t:slim, t:slim G4 & t:flex Unique Advantages Potential Drawbacks Bright, full-color touch screen Modern, high-tech appearance Compact, thin dimensions Rapid numeric entry, fastest bolus entry Cartridges hold 300u (t:slim); 480u (t:flex) Can calculate boluses up to 50 units (60 on t:flex) Site-change reminder w/customizable day & time Graphic on-screen history display Carb counting calculator Temp basal up to 250%, 72 hrs Can set duration of insulin action in 1-minute increments IOB & time remaining displayed on home screen Missed bolus reminders customizable by day of week Alert for high temperatures which may spoil insulin Secondary basal programs linked with secondary bolus calculation parameters Web-based download software Com Continue reading >>

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  1. FrancesJames

    Insulin pumps

    Which pump is best? Easiest to use and with at least a 3.0 insulin reservoir? I am considering a pump..the shots are just not working for me. I have been on shots for 29 years now. Give me all the pros and cons you can..Thank you in advance..

  2. Karen337337

    Frances, I've been on the Medtronic for 25 years. I've just recently purchased the OmniPod but have not started it yet. The one reason I haven't is because you do have to change it every 3 days and you have a certain amount of insulin that needs to go into the reservoir. I do not use all the amount so a fair amount is wasted. I like my Medtronic, but I'm just use to it and tend to stay "behind" in updates. : )

  3. Type1Lou

    There are many good pumps out there. The ADA's magazine, "Diabetes Forecast" does a comparison each year of the products used for diabetes. Pumps are included in this "Consumer Guide". I am currently using a Medtronic Minimed Revel 523 pump but would upgrade to Medtronic's 530G with Enlite(CGM) if I had insurance coverage for the CGM. The Revel comes in 2 models and the 723 model has a 300 unit reservoir. The 530G comes in 2 models: Model 551 has a smaller reservoir (180 units) while Model 751 has a 300 unit reservoir. All of Metronic's pumps have tubing and have to be removed when bathing or doing water sports. There are other pumps out there that are tubeless and waterpoof. Omnipod is one. But I believe the pod only holds 200 units. I've heard good things about the Assante Snap which uses 300 unit pre-filled cartridges and the Tandem Diabetes Care T-slim pump which uses a 300 unit cartridge. All of this information comes from the 2014 ADA Consumer Guide which appeared in their January 2014 issue. I see that Jayabee52 in his reply below has noted the link to the ADA's site for the 2015 guide…http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2015/mar-apr/... I LOVE my pump and hope I never have to go back to shots.

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