[IPk] Pump Choices
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- Subject: [IPk] Pump Choices
- From: "Hayward, Clare (SUT) Staff" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 12:28:16 +0000
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Wow Ian, thanks for all of this info. Yes I know, what a choice I've been
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted> On Behalf Of I
Sent: 11 November 2020 12:25
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Pump Choices
Wow, unprecedented choice, good to see!
Need to know what's important to you - do you want integration with CGM (now or
future)? is a primary one.
What do you have now - would you be more comfortable with just the latest
version of what you have?
Would you prefer one with a remote you can bolus from? (I know you ladies like
to not have to fish it out of a dress to operate!) :-) How important is cannula
Generally, a few things I've picked up from readings, opinion mostly since I've
had MM515 > animas vibe >T:slim, although I did do some research when they were
developing the ypsopump around whether to use a reservoir or prefilled carts.
1 - quite small and felt basic, touch screen.
2 - known for problems with it and it's handset (may have been sorted now
3 - Seen at event stands and generally seems Chinese 'budget' option, tubeless
4 - Very long in the tooth but bulletproof, can be used for integration/loop
via DIY route
5 - pass, no info but omnipod is self contained so no on pump control once
applied and cannot be removed/resited, also no choice of cannula, if it doesn't
suit you're stuck, and if you forget/loose PDM controller you can't control
6 - T:slim is what I have now, great pump and integrates with Dexcom G6, has
had 2 firmware updates, first to enable basal IQ which can lower/suspend to
prevent hypos, and then to control IQ which can also adjust basal and bolus to
prevent hypers. Future proofed to an extent as you can update without having to
change pump. Has a unique cartridge with insulin bag in and is only officially
approved for humalog and novoslow (although as usual I'm using fiasp and apidra
in it with no problems!)
7/10 - Quite small Korean pumps, notably they work with the open source
community and don't keep everything proprietary like the others, so can have
apps etc. community developed, able to control pump from phone and use AAPS etc.
to loop. Takes an unusual 3.6v lithium battery.
8 - Patch pumps (set of 2 one to wash and one to wear!) with own handset,
smaller 200u carts, same comments as for omnipod.
9 - Standard MM, earlier model to 670G, some have had lots of problems, some
seem to do well, large!, can link to MM sensors for low suspend don't see a
reson to choose over 670G which superceded it.
11 - Latest model, has low/high suspend/adjust when used with MM CGM, same
Some comparisons covering most of these:
On Wed, 11 Nov 2020 at 10:53, Hayward, Clare (SUT) Staff <
email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I hope you've all been keeping well both physically and mentally
> during these crazy times.
> I am due for a pump renewal in Jan 2021 and my hospital have a choice
> of 11 (which I think is unbelievable and wonderful) and I wonder if
> any of you have any words of wisdom or comments on any of them. At
> this moment, I am only provided with the list and it is up to me to do
> my own research, which is obviously absolutely fair enough, but any
> reviews or experiences of you lot who may use some of these is always
> helpful, so thanks in advance for any responses.
> 1. Mylife ypsopump (Ypsomed)
> 2. Accucheck insight (Roche)
> 3. A6 Touch care (Medtrum)
> 4. Accucheck combo (Roche)
> 5. Omnipod DASH (Insulet)
> 6. Tandem T-Slim (Air liquid)
> 7. Dana R (Advanced Therapeutics)
> 8. Kaleido Pump (ViCentra)
> 9. Minimed 640G (Medtronic)
> 10. Dana RS (Advanced Therapeutics)
> 11. MiniMed 670G (Medtronic)
> Clare, Type 1 40 years this Sept 20. Pumping 8 years. Still learning!
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