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Re: [IP] Medtronic Veo or Animas Vibe



Neither of those is available in the US.

Stacey

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On Apr 29, 2013, at 4:51, Rupesh Patel <email @ redacted> wrote:

> 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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