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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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type 1 diabetes
Elk Grove, CA
MiniMed!!! Hands down is the best!!! Lol

type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes
Avondale, AZ
mini meds cgm is not nearly as accurate as dex.

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

type 1 diabetes
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!

type 1 diabetes
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.

Supporting a spouse: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes
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?

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. :)

type 1 diabetes
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.

type 1 diabetes
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.

type 1 diabetes
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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