My Cozmo is finally out of warranty. If you've never realized how long my blog has been around, I definitely blogged about getting it four years ago. Honestly, it's been four-and-a-half. My little Cozmo has been well-loved, but it's time to move on to the next pump.
This is where I am having a little bit of trouble. I want a Tandem T-Slim. I think it looks great, and I love that they still have potential to integrate with Dexcom in the future. (Dexcom G4 = drool. Not yet for me, but maybe early 2013?) A lot of things I read about it and the handful of things I actually know about it just make sense to me. Is it going to be as fabulously intuitive as an iPhone or a good Android phone? I'm not sure, but hey, I've been dealing with regular clunky insulin pumps for so long, I just think you can't really get any worse, right?
On the other hand, a Medtronic would also be a practical option for me. I've had a Medtronic in the past. Two of them, in fact--my first and second insulin pumps were from Medtronic. I know they are durable, but I also know they can be sensitive to static shocks. I know I would have to use proprietary supplies. I know I would be wasting their technology by using my Dexcom instead of their CGM system. Yet, I can't shake the fact that I should be considering Medtronic. They've been in the business a long time.
For practicality's sake, I am limited to a larger-sized reservoir, 300 mL plus, otherwise I'd be refilling my pump every day or every other day. This makes my options very limited. I can have a Tandem, a Minimed or an Accu-Chek combo. I have not had my hands on a Accu-Chek. I am not sure how I feel about the pump itself. I personally think it still looks a bit clunky, although I do like the Bluetooth meter-remote concept and the 315 mL reservoir capacity.
Why am I saying all this? Well, since it's National Diabetes Awareness Month, it seemed like a good time to talk about this and get your feedback.
Do you love your T-Slim, Medtronic or Accu-Chek? Have you blogged about it somewhere? I'd love to see some DOC feedback on these pumps so I can work toward a more educated choice for myself. Post away in the comments, friends! I want to know what you love and what you don't.