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Re: [IPk] Pump upgrade - what are the options?



 it's worth asking if you can wait a little to change.....although you're at
least lucky that they're so proactive in replacing your pump!
Di

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> On 10 Jan 2014, at 11:26, Barbara Roberts <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Hi Laura
> I am also under pressure to change my pump as the warranty has expired -
> just had an email yesterday asking me what colour I want.  It's a Medtronic
> Veo, and so will the replacement be.  I had hoped to hold out for the new
> Medtronic punp (640G), but I have been told by a contact in Medtronic that
> it will be a 'good few months' before it is approved/released. Its very
> hard to find out anything about it yet, except it will have a colour screen.
> 
> For pregnancy, you might like to consider that CGM is available with
> Medtronic pumps, but its not the only pump to have it, Animas have the
> Dexcom CGM - you might want to ask whether you would be funded for CGM
> during pregnancy?
> 
> Barbara R
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On 10 January 2014 10:28, Laura Holborow <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi
>> 
>> My hospital has sent me a letter inviting me to a pump upgrade workshop -
>> in which I'll be given a new medtronic pump (I haven't been told which one,
>> and not even given a choice of colour it seems!! lol).
>> 
>> I've used medtronic pumps since I started on a pump around 2001, don't use
>> especially low basal rates etc to need anything unusual, but don't
>> particularly want to be upgraded without any discussion seeing as I'll be
>> living with this thing for the next 4 years! Within that time I might be
>> considering pregnancy - is there any functionality needed there which the
>> medtronic is good/bad for?
>> 
>> Does anyone know of any new pump makes/designs/brands out there that would
>> be worth considering instead of the medtronic? Or even a rumoured major
>> change to a pump, that would be worth waiting for, instead of getting this
>> one and then having to wait years before I can upgrade.
>> 
>> Thanks for any thoughts or ideas.
>> 
>> Laura
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