[IP] Which pump to get?
I've got a Minimed 511 and had a Minimed 508 before it for a year. My
husband is 58 and has been diabetic since May of 1978.
If I were you I'd find a used pump for free somewhere and wait until the new
sentinels have come out before buying a real state of the art set-up. I'd
be much happier if we had continuous glucose monitoring. You could just
look at the dial and see if the blood sugar level is going up or down. I
have more trouble with elevated blood sugars than with falling blood sugars.
I like that "super bolus" that someone thought up, too. I just did one on
my husband's pump because he hit 15 X 18 or 270. If I could have watched
the clock so to speak I'd have known he was going up and been able to react
Exercise? Vs Tourtiere & Pizza? Will he go high or low? That's always such
a hard question to figure out.
Can you get a three month trial on current pumps to see what you'd like? We
were shown the Animas and the minimed 508 and went with minimed mostly
because the company had a track record and were upgrading us to a 511 when
it got approval from Health Canada.
I have no kicks with Minimed Canada at all. I do find the little cap that
holds the battery in gets stuck sometimes on the 511. It's a real job to
loosen sometimes. But that's a small gripe.
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