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Re: [IPk] Replacement pump



 Hi using omnipod 7 years plus- would never use any other pump. Discreet and no
tubes
Pat 


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 > On 2 Jun 2020, at 15:38, Pat Reynolds
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> o;?Hi Sylvia,
> 
> I think it really depends on whether you want to go for a DIY loop, with
> all their advantages (and disadvantages) or whether you want an
> off-the-shelf package with all their advanages (or disadvantages).  I
> considered both options and chose off-the shelf.
> 
> Off the shelf, the two options are Medtronic (which I rejected because it's
> (a) medtronic and (b) I already had G6 Dexcom) so went with Tandem t-slim.
> I would not, personally, recommend the pump without Dexcom: it is a big
> faff to load insulin, wastes insulin, hasn't got a decent clip,does not
> store previous alerts (you missed it, it's gone forever), has a 'loud'
> alarm that is as quiet as the 'quiet' on any pump, and although it claims
> to stay unlocked for more than a minute, it times out in around 20 seconds.
> 
> At the moment the Tandem only has an automatic suspend feature.  This is
> great.  And there is already an automatic-additional-insulin feature
> (Basal-IQ is already out in the US, and last I heard was coming to the UK
> in July.
> 
> If thinking of the Tandem, I would definitely ask if your clinic witll be
> supporting Basal IQ, or staying with the more basic model.  And maybe hold
> on until you know it is definitely coming to the UK.
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Pat
> 
>> On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 15:23, Sylvia Home email <
>> email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi and I hope everyone is staying well.
>> 
>> I'm due for a replacement pump this month (4-years on Medtronic 640g) and
>> hope you could share your experience. I've been offered Tandem, Dana RS,
>> Omniopod DASH or another Medtonic 640g (670g only for CGM).
>> 
>> The 640g has been fine though I don't have any comparison since I've only
>> been pumping for 4-years and FreeStyle Libre for a few years. Keen to go
>> closed loop as control is really important. Any thoughts?
>> 
>> Many thanks
>> 
>> Sylvia
>> 
>> T1D for 23 yrs; pumping for 4 yrs
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