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I am in the market for my first insulin pump. I will either chose the Animas Vibe with the Dexcom 4g CGM or the MiniMed 530G with Enlite. Please vote on which you would chose. Thank you!! :)

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1999.
Elk Grove, CA
MiniMed!!! Hands down is the best!!! Lol

Living with type 2 diabetes.
Avondale, AZ
mini meds cgm is not nearly as accurate as dex.

Living with type 1 diabetes.
La Crosse, WI
I used Medtronic's 530g with Enlite CGM. It was HORRIBLE! Now using tslim with dexcom...100x better!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995.
Temecula, CA
The tslim is the only pump with touch screen, re chargeable battery and continuous flow of insulin instead of the old fashioned screw mechanism that sends out bursts. Most patients report their total daily dose is lowered by about 20% when they switch from another pump. Less insulin= less fat!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995.
Temecula, CA
FYI, I know some patients that have been in the clinical trials for both the artificial and bionic pancreas. If your a1c is under 6.5, don't bother. As of last weekend the artificial (Medtronic) trial has switched to dexcom+ Roche pump, probably because the enlites are so inaccurate.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1972.
San Carlos, CA
Last week I got the 530g. That is what my dr ordered. I am having a hard time keeping the sensor in place. Is this me or part of the problem with enlite?

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Irving, TX
just to play devils advocate here, I love minimed. I have had their pumps for years and they are incredibly dependable. if you have any problems, they will immediately send you a new pump and their staff is fantastic to work with. I started using elite sensors this year and love them. I know people have had trouble with inaccuracy, but I haven't had any issues. They stay very close to my fingersticks. They have been very easy for me to use. :)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Queens, NY
I wear the 530g but no longer use the enlites. Switched to Dexcom, will never go back to enlites. Such a big difference. My readings are more accurate. With the enlites, it was awesome to have it incorporated into the pump, but the amount of times i got a lost signal alarm etc. outweighed it.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Queens, NY
It felt pointless to have the cgm because the signal was never there. I have to hide my pump at work ( I know, I'm working on that idiocy!) and as a female and with my work attire it was very difficult to find a spot where my sensor and pump met.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Queens, NY
With Dexcon, the signal goes way further. I can be in a separate room than my receiver and still have connection.

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