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Hi everyone! I need help with choosing a pump :( I have tons of pamphlets that do a great job selling the product but I want to hear personal opinions. How expensive is the upkeep for them?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
I don't think we can be much of help. With pumps is like with smart phones. They all do the same tricks and it is up to you to chose which one is a best fit for you. All pumps are great, exc for ping. They have non existent customer support. Otherwise: tubing or no tubing, how many units can hold

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
Just learn more details and chose one. Remember that all pumps are returnable within 30 days of purchase, so if it is no match, consider this.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
The most important is to use pump correctly, with checking bs and blousing for all meals and snacks. Working on getting correct basal set up. Pump makes it easier but does not do any work by itself.

Living with type 2 diabetes. with type 1 diabetes.
Hod HaSharon, ISR
Im with Medtronic minimed and its great

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1996.
Cape Town, ZAF
I've only used Medtronic and had a good experience with the products, I think they're great. plus the cgms work they're doing now is cool. having said that though, I don't pump anymore. good luck!

Just be careful with 30 day return policy. I wasn't allowed to return my tslim. The calendar starts the day it is shipped, regardless of when your "training" is scheduled. And lots if proof from your doc to show it isn't working out for the patient. I wasn't able to send mine back after 33 days

Even though the sales rep told me "they were flexible". He basically lied to me and now I'm waiting for the warrant to expire so I can get a different pump. The ping I use now is 6 years old at this point.

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Escondido, CA
Thanks for all the input! I'm so overwhelmed with information from the brochures, it's just better to hear personal experiences so I know what to lean towards to

Chesterfield Township, NJ
For mealtime Insulin you have to look into Afrezza the new Inhaled Insulin from Sanofi. You don't need a pump. All you need to do is give yourself your long lasting shot in the morning. The rest of the day just Breath Afrezza

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Morristown, NJ
I've been using Animas for 8 years and its absolutely wonderful.Very well made and they have excellent costumer service.

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