I answered both “Omnipod Dash” and “I do not wear an insulin delivery device” because I’m switching from Omnipod back to MDI later today. Gave it a year. Blood sugars didn’t improve and it’s often painful. Not worth the effort, but I will miss the food library and dose calculator.
Although the 670G was available when I upgraded my old Medtronic pump, I chose the 630G because it was covered under Medicare. I also hated the Medtronic CGM on my older pump, it was never accurate, gave me error alerts all night, and was constantly telling me to calibrate. Very happy with the 630G and Dexcom G6 combination.
I still have a Medtronic 530G. The intention was to eventually switch me over to the 630G, but then before I knew it, the 670 was out. Now there’s the 770. I’m also contemplating an OmniPod or perhaps a T-slim.
Husband is using the Tandem Tslim. Loves the Basal IQ function that keeps him from going too low during exercise. But we’ve deliberately not upgraded to Control IQ as it sets the target BG too high for people who already maintain tight control and can makes it impossible to achieve the same A1C and time in range.
I just upgraded from 670G to a 770G, 3 weeks ago on the lift ticket program. I tried to trade in my 630G for the 770G but they objected to that. I wanted to keep my 670G as a back up. Looking forward the software upgrade to 780G with bolis capability.
I’ve been using Medtronic for around 18 yrs, but I will be switching as soon as my insurance allows. They were innovative with pumps, but their CGMs have always been lacking in accuracy, and they are nowhere close to being reliable enough for me to trust it to give me insulin.
I’m with Marie Peeler’s husband. Tandem X2 with Basal IQ. Same reasons he stayed with BIQ; Control IQ settings are higher than I want, I too have tight management. I’ve used Animas and the Cozmore in the past.
I switched from my Medt Paradigm 730 (the old pager-style pump) to the 670G when it came out, but after 6 months I gave up and went back to my 730. Hated the over-complicated and less accurate Guardian sensors, was getting much better results with my old Paradigm and Dexcom G6 CGM than the frustrating hybrid algorithm could produce, and it kind of soured me on the whole idea of AID pumps in general. Now I’m up for a new pump again, but the old Paradigm is still ticking along, and neither the 770/780G nor the Tandem system seems particularly attractive (I really dislike the fussy overcomplicated Tandem reservoir system).
I have Omnipod and Dexcom G6. I tried to switch to Dash, but the way they set it up for insurance purposes, BCBS wouldn’t cover it. I am looking forward to seeing what their closed loop system with Dexcom G6 is like.
I just started on the 770G 3 days ago. I was on the 670G. I like that it automatically downloads. The CGM transmitter was problematic when I first started but once I found a better way to secure it I’m happy with the results (no excessive calibrating, no uncontrolled highs , good correlation between fingerstick and reading, plus my A1C is the best it’s ever been)
I was on Paradigms for ~8 years and last year switched to Medtrum’s patch pump and sensor as I liked the idea of the sensor and pump coming from the same supplier. Bad idea and switched about 6 months later to the Ypso pump and Libre sensor.
I currently use Tandem X2 with control IQ. I tried Medtronic 670G on a short trial almost three years ago after a decade of their other products, and a version of Omnipod in 2016. I like the idea of Omnipod the best. I use tandem as it partners with Dexcom.
I have used Medtronic pumps since 1997 and currently have a model called the 723. This was actually a replacement for my 523 that died two years ago. Because of the timing of my warranties and Medicare regulations I have never been eligible for one of the more automated systems until now as my 723 is out of warranty. In the past I too struggled with in accurate readings from the Medtronic sensors and switch to Dexcom many years ago. I have been really on the fence as to which pump to choose next and I’m just staying with my current pump for now as it is working fine. I understand that tandem is going to be coming out with a new pump called the sport that is half the size of the current X2 and is operated either from a remote device or phone app. I am visually impaired and would really like a pump that could be controlled entirely or almost entirely from an accessible phone app. That feature seems to be on the near horizon so I am hanging tight.
I prefer injection therapy. I have more control over my BGs, and no occlusions leading to lack of insulin coverage.
Tandem IQ and I love it! I spend so much less time thinking about my diabetes because the pump turns off if I am heading down! My glucose tablet usage has been reduced and my mental well-being has been great! I don’t test anymore and I can’t even tell you if the numbers are close because I don’t care. The pump just does its thing and I can go all day without looking at my pump if I’m not eating. Been pumping since 1990 and had 3 pumps in the first 20 years with Minimed/Medtronic. Never had any problems with them. I tried Omnipod during a trial, not my favorite due to kinking problems & only one length on length of needle & much bigger than I liked on my body parts. Made the switch to Tandem mainly due to how little Medtronic had made changes. The few times I upgraded, the changes were not that big a deal. And now with a pump that lets me not think, why change?! Of course my next trial is iLet pump and that is my dream because I won’t have to count carbs!
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I have a Slim X2. Love the functions provided by Control IQ. I hate the method for installing the infusion set.