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RE: [IP] Medtronic Veo or Animas Vibe



Thanks for your inputs Karen.

I was expecting more replies on this topic however strangely didn't receive
even a single reply??

Nobody has any inputs on Veo or Vibe pump comparisons??

Thanks,
Rupesh

> Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:19:14 -0700
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Medtronic Veo or Animas Vibe
> To: email @ redacted
>
> The accu-chek aviva combo uses a smart meter to run pump, also there is a
new
> pump t-slim which I am look at.
>  Talk to Medtronic and other maker to see if they have a trade in discount,
> most of them do and are will to work with you.
> I am using the Medtronic Paradigm 722 I like it but do not really like the
CGM
> with it.
> The t-slim and the Dexcom G4 and going to combine together in a year or so.
I
> like the Dexcom G4 sensor better than Medtronic sensor.
> Call the 1-800 for different pump company and talk to them.
> Karen
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: Rupesh Patel <email @ redacted>
> To: "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>;
> "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:47 AM
> Subject: [IP] Medtronic Veo or Animas Vibe
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am on Medtronic / Minimed 508 pump from last 7 years and quite satisfied
-
> won't say great as it's without the cgms and requires multiple finger
pricks
> and still the control isn't great.
>
> Today morning my 508 pump gave a low battery alert in only under 14 days
> which
> actually should have lasted more than 22 days hence I am a bit concerned.
Not
> sure if the pump is dying so I tried to find out the best available options
> if
> I need to shift to - however i will have to bear the entire cost as I don't
> have any kind of insurance.
>
> After doing some googling found that the two best options available today
are
> Medtronic Veo and the Animas Vibe. However, I am not sure about which one
is
> a
> better product hence thought to get some inputs from the fellow diabetics
in
> the group.
>
> Would appreciate if friends having the knowledge on this can share as much
> details as they can. Points which i have shortlisted are as below - however
> additional inputs would add more value to the discussion:
>
> Veo or Vibe
>
> 1) Is the Pump & CGMS integrated in the same device?
>
> 2) Reservoir of the pump - how much insulin can it carry?
>
> 3) Is there a remote control to operate the pump?
>
> 4) Intelligent features in the pump - like the pump can be set to turn off
if
> the BG goes low or may be an alarm if the BG goes high.
>
> 5) Size of the pump - I would ideally like a smaller pump
>
> 6) Battery life of the pump
>
> 7) Whether features like Bolus calculators / suggestions, food database,
etc.
> are available in the pump
>
> 8) Reliability of the CGMS - are the new CGMS's in these models good enough
> to
> be trusted upon or still need multiple finger pricks?
>
> 9) Is there some new technology that has been adopted in these CGMS's for
> improving the reliability?
>
> 10) Support from the company?
>
> 11) The most important factor - Cost! Considering if a patient needs to
> pay the entire cost himself (like me) for the pump as well as
>        the monthly
> supplies?
>
> 12) Any additional points that I missed?
>
> 13) Any other integrated pumps + cgms which are better or at par with the
> above mentioned?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Rupesh
> Melbourne - Australia
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