Infusion sets and cannula issues persist if not worsen over time. Until, all of the pump manufacturers radically improve that element of the therapy, pumps remain too risky. My understanding is that most if not all infusion sets are sourced from and overseas contractor and should be easily traced. Seems like a waste of an otherwise reliable technology.
I wear a pump but still have opinions about them: I’d like a smaller, more discreet less sexist pump. The Medtronic is great if you are a guy and wear a belt. Not so great if you are thin female. I can’t wear a dress if no pockets. Wearing it on my thigh doesn’t feel secure and I don’t want to be reaching up my dress. Tubeless would be great. I know there are other options out there and I really admire the closed loop people who have gone there own way. Very courageous.
I would love to get a dexcom G 6 cgm to track my blood sugar trend but am not interested in insulin pump. I do mdi’s with cheapest option – needles and vials of humalog and lantus – works for me . I get aggravated with ads aimed to typed 2’s suggesting they use all of the latest devices if they require insulin – what about us? Btw I am a retired pharmacist and realize it’s all about money.
I have a dexcom cgm and adore it. I’ve been type 1 since 1960. I use a pen for basal and an InPen (that I also adore) for bolus. I have extremely sensitive skin and cannot tolerate more than 1 adhesive on my skin at a time without getting allergic reactions. If they ever came up with a better variety of adhesives and a longer wear time for the insertion on pumps, I’d probably try it. Omni pod seems easiest (no tubes), but ….
I have been pumping for over 30 years. And in that time frame the changes for the first 20 were none. It was the same pump over and over again. Which was why I never upgraded because there was no changes. But wow, I. The past 10 years things have been moving. I am looking forward to a pump that will do it all, even notice meals without counting carbs. I am in a trial for the ILet pump that kinda does that. I use a Tandem that has made me so happy! I think so much less about my diabetes than I ever have in my life. I want simple and easy! After 50+ years, I think I deserve simple and easy!
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How about a closed loop system where you do nothing because it regulates itself to your needs. I am a senior and I need simple, easy, and accurate. I have a cgm which goes with me wherever I go and I couldn’t live alone without it. But I still do the MDI, which is simple, easy, affordable and routine for a senior widow in my 70s.