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Re: [IP] Medtronic Veo or Animas Vibe



The problem may be that you are asking about at least one product (the Veo)
that is not yet available in the United States. Why can't the Feds understand
that a low is of more immediate danger than a high?
On Apr 29, 2013, at 12:51 AM, Rupesh Patel 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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