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Re: [IPk] Animas Vibe

I am thankful for your response. Could I ask you to expand upon the
extended bolus, With my minimed its quite straightforward, whats the
difference on the Vibe?

I like the idea of a food library, I like the idea that my main meals are
programmed in and just select the option (tend to have same portions etc as
I bet a lot here do). I was part of a trial for another pump due to be
released soon (cant say much about it at moment sorry) and that had that
option, and I do miss it on the Minimed.

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 4:17 PM, Joel Milner <email @ redacted>wrote:

> John:
>  I recently switched from a MM522 to a Vibe, the main reason being that I
> self-fund CGM and the much longer lifespan of the Dexcom sensors compared
> to the
> enlites make a huge difference to the costs (I estimate a saving of ~#1200
> per
> year).
>   I would go along with Nanette's general comments on the pump. The menu
> system
> on the vibe is a bit complicated compared to the MM. Operations such as
> giving a
> bolus require a lot more button presses and scrolling. Unlike with MM
> where each
> stage (such as entering a meter BG) moves you directly to the next one
> (entering
> carbs), with the Vibe you have to enter the number and then scroll down to
> the
> next step using the up/down buttons. Extended boluses (dual wave) can take
> a bit
> of concentration to set up.
>   I tried setting up the carb food list database, but again, if you know
> your
> carb counts, it is easier and less complicated to just enter them
> directly. I
> don't find it useful at all.
>  The BIG BIG plus point of the vibe is actually the Dexcom G4 CGM system
> which
> is not only a lot more economical (I am averaging around 18 days per
> sensor),
> but is mind-bogglingly accurate. I estimate that >95% of sensor readings
> are
> within 10% of a fingerstick, even when BG is rising or falling rapidly.
> Even at
> the end of their lives, the sensors still give accurate readings so you
> can rely
> on the numbers.
>  If it wasn't for the CGM, I would be inclined to stick with Medtronic,
> but once
> you start to factor in the possibility of using the Dexcom, it's a
> no-brainer in
> favour of the vibe.
> Joel
> .
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