Well 1 week from today is our pump class! They will quiz us on insulin adjustment among other thing and if we pass (I think I'll let the Hubby copy off my paper) we'll get to choose our pump!!! The only problem is that I'm so torn in which one I want. My 3 choices; OmniPod, One Touch Ping and MiniMed Paradigm.
OmniPod got the boot, apparently it doesn't keep track of insulin on board other than correction. in my 1st thoughts I didn't care about that because I couldn't keep track of it with shots anyways so it didn't really matter, but the more I thought about it, it hit me that why even bother switching to the pump if I'm not going to let technology help me gain better control of her numbers (we have enough lows with out over dosing her with insulin)! So I figured for now I'll skip on the awesome tube-less feature to keep my daughter safer, maybe when she can actually tell me she feels low we'll revisit the OmniPod.
So with that I'm only left with the One Touch Ping and MiniMed Paradigm...I can't choose!!! I LOVED the MiniMed one but only because it had the pump, CGM and test meter that were linked together. The only thing I didn't like was that it didn't have a good remote and we'd need to actually have her pump in our hands to do what we needed to do. Most of you guys with young children know getting a 3 year old to stand still while you fiddle around with the pump imputing number and what not is next to impossible!
I haven't actually gotten to see the Ping one yet, the company has yet to call me back after my 3 e-mails about setting up a hands on demo. I've heard tons of good things about it! Those of you that have it, is there anything about it that you don't like or wish you could change? And does it come with good support? The MiniMed one came with a nurse for the first few weeks, you e-mailed over your numbers everyday and they'd help you make changes and once everything was good they'd turn you back over to your endo office, I really liked knowing I wasn't just turned loose with it.
I know there has been a ton of talk about pumps lately but if you're not too burned out on it please, please leave me a comment with any info you think I'll need to make this choice! Thanks!!!