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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #1529



I love my Medtronic 630 G.  I did not like the t slim, it gave me blockage
messages too many times, I returned it in a month.  Does anyone who uses the
Libre 14 day have different values when comparing it with a blood sample?  I
did some comparing & have found some real differences.  Just wondering???
Edna

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insulin-pumpers-digest     Sunday, March 24 2019     Volume 13 : Number 1529



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Re: [IP] Your experience with t-slim or Medtronic
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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:50:04 -0700
From: Mike Delano <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Your experience with t-slim or Medtronic

 I went with Tandem from Animas and also began Deccom both about a year ago.
Best A1C ever in 62 yrs as T 1 D. Prior best 7.5 -8.5 new best 6.4.

Sent from my iPhone

 > On Mar 21, 2019, at 9:39 PM, Julie Winch
<email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> I had an Animas pump that I absolutely loved, but the battery compartment
> recently cracked, so I temporarily have a loaner. I must decide on either
the
> T-slim or Medtronic pump.
>
> I was wondering your experience with the t-slim or Medtronic , especially
if
> you had the Animas Vibe prior to getting a replacement.
>
> I am a brittle diabetic.  I hate change but have to make this decision
soon.
>
> I look forward to reading your comments.
> Thanks
> JulieW
> .
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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:51 -0400
From: Bill Schenck <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Your experience with t-slim or Medtronic

I switched in November from an Animas Ping to a Medtronic 630G. At about
the same time I started using a Freestyle Libre, which I love. It does not
communicate with the pump at all, but the 14-day sensor and 1-hour
calibration with no mandatory finger-sticks makes it great to use.

I am happy with the 630G. In some ways it's more cumbersome to use than the
Ping, but in general you will get used to using it quite easily.

I have heard lots of complaints about dealing with Medtronic on this forum,
but, fortunately for me, I haven't had any problems yet. I do get my
supplies through a Medicare supplier rather than directly through Medtronic.

Bill

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 7:50 AM Mike Delano <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  I went with Tandem from Animas and also began Deccom both about a year
> ago.
> Best A1C ever in 62 yrs as T 1 D. Prior best 7.5 -8.5 new best 6.4.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>  > On Mar 21, 2019, at 9:39 PM, Julie Winch
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > I had an Animas pump that I absolutely loved, but the battery compartment
> > recently cracked, so I temporarily have a loaner. I must decide on
> either the
> > T-slim or Medtronic pump.
> >
> > I was wondering your experience with the t-slim or Medtronic ,
> especially if
> > you had the Animas Vibe prior to getting a replacement.
> >
> > I am a brittle diabetic.  I hate change but have to make this decision
> soon.
> >
> > I look forward to reading your comments.
> > Thanks
> > JulieW
> > .
> > Donate with every purchase http://smile.amazon.com/
> > (select your charity = Insulin Pumpers)
> .
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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:56:30 -0400
From: George E Eberhardt <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Your experience with t-slim or Medtronic

I have used Medtronic pumps exclusively for over 25 years.  I have never
had any serious problems with Medtronic support.  I also belong to a large
pumper support group, and a number of members use and are unhappy about the
670G.

For that reason I have decided that I will switch to the Tandem when I
purchase my next pump in July 2020.

George
________________
George E Eberhardt
(732) 224-8988


On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 8:36 PM Julie Winch <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  I had an Animas pump that I absolutely loved, but the battery compartment
> recently cracked, so I temporarily have a loaner. I must decide on either
> the
> T-slim or Medtronic pump.
>
>  I was wondering your experience with the t-slim or Medtronic , especially
> if
> you had the Animas Vibe prior to getting a replacement.
>
> I am a brittle diabetic.  I hate change but have to make this decision
> soon.
>
> I look forward to reading your comments.
> Thanks
> JulieW
> .
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe/change list versions,
> contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
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Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:45:04 +0000 (UTC)
From: Laura Shapiro <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Your experience with t-slim or Medtronic

 Some, not many but we are out there, have had problems using the Tandem
pumps.
I had high BG show up every three days. Tried all sorts of remedies,
including
pulling set after set after set. Turns out it was the cartridge system that
the
Tandem pumps utilize. The bladder type cartridge gave me issues, and I have
read
of the same happening to other people. I ended up being granted a refund
after
30 days because of documented issues. I loved the service and the pump was
ok,
but in the end I am much happier now on Omnipod. Even my Ping no longer has
the
number one spot in my book!
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Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:03:22 -0700
From: Sharon K <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Your experience with t-slim or Medtronic

Hi Julie,
I wore a Medtronic pump for 13 years, and it was fine. I also had great
customer service the vast majority of the time.
But recently my warranty was almost up, and it was time to decide whether
to stay with Medtronic and try the 670, or switch to Tandem X2. I drove
myself nuts for a couple of months, reviewing the features of both. (By the
way, I also wear the Dexcom G6 sensor)
I ended up choosing the Tandem, and I LOVE IT. I definitely made the right
choice for myself. Here's why I love it:

   - whenever there is an upgrade to this pump, I can get a prescription
   for it, and just download the new features from my computer. So I don't
   have to wait years for my warranty to be up to get the latest technology.
   - it's much smaller and more comfortable than the 670.
   - It has a color screen, easy to read.
   - very easy to learn how to navigate through the menus. touch screen is
   great.
   - there is a computer keypad in it, so you can enter your carbs from
   various foods and it will add it up for you. Kind of nice!
   - the Basal IQ technology has been awesome. It silently turns off 30
   minutes ahead of an impending low, with no alarms or
interruptions.(because
   I turned the alarms off.)  As soon as my BG is steady again, it turns
right
   back on. It can go on and off all night, and keep my BG in normal range.
SO
   GREAT!
   - I use the Autosoft 30 insertion set. It has a small window where the
   tube inserts, so you can actually see if the insertion site looks good, or
   if it's bleeding, etc. (I've had this pump for nearly 4 months, and so
far,
   no problems with insertion.)
   - I find the insertion to be almost pain-free, more so than the
   Medtronic Quick Sets were for me. I'm also using an angled cannula now,
   which is working out well.
   - Apparently, the Control IQ feature is supposed to launch at the end of
   summer. (Who knows, right?!) But when it does, it will be doing what the
   Medtronic 670 does, but in what seems to me to be a quieter, lower
   maintenance way.


The only thing that takes some getting used to, is that it takes a bit
longer, and is a bit more involved to refill and move the Tandem. But once
you get the hang of it, it's really no big deal.

I did have some issues in the very first month, getting the Dexcom and pump
to work together correctly. (Long story, but ultimately, waiting 15 minutes
after removing the Dexcom transmitter every 10 days, and then inserting the
new one solved the problem.)

Also, so far, I have found the Tandem helpline to be a bit less friendly
than the Medtronic helpline was. They're ok, some are better than others,
but just don't seem as happy to help as Medtronic seemed to be, in my
opinion.
There are also long wait times sometimes. But they do give you the option
to leave your number and they will call you back when it's your turn.

I hope this helps, and that you end up loving whatever you decide to pick.
Good luck!
Sharon K.




On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 6:20 AM Mike Delano <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  I went with Tandem from Animas and also began Deccom both about a year
> ago.
> Best A1C ever in 62 yrs as T 1 D. Prior best 7.5 -8.5 new best 6.4.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>  > On Mar 21, 2019, at 9:39 PM, Julie Winch
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > I had an Animas pump that I absolutely loved, but the battery compartment
> > recently cracked, so I temporarily have a loaner. I must decide on
> either the
> > T-slim or Medtronic pump.
> >
> > I was wondering your experience with the t-slim or Medtronic ,
> especially if
> > you had the Animas Vibe prior to getting a replacement.
> >
> > I am a brittle diabetic.  I hate change but have to make this decision
> soon.
> >
> > I look forward to reading your comments.
> > Thanks
> > JulieW
> > .
> > Donate with every purchase http://smile.amazon.com/
> > (select your charity = Insulin Pumpers)
> .
> Donate with every purchase http://smile.amazon.com/
> (select your charity = Insulin Pumpers)
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