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Balance mentions new pump - Mylife YpsoPump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by MushyPeaBrain, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Being small seems to be the latest thing to compete with. My old pump (yes, I keep going on about it : D ) wasn't big and only slightly larger than, for example, the Insight, but it took a normal 3ml cartridge.

    Personally, I don't care about coulused screens, clever gimmicks and the like. I want practical useability.
     
  2. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Obviously this means having to use twice as many cartridges thus more money in the manufactures pocket. Am I cynical or am I cynical?
     
  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Well... Are you as cynical as me? The manufacturer only provides 3ml reservoirs that last a lot of people 6-7 days and tells you to change them every two days because the inulin goes off, when independent research suggests that the insulin aspart will last for 10 days, insulin Lispro 7 and Glulisine 2-3 in them....

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3876338/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22107252
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18034606

    Most of which used medtronic reservoirs.... !!!
     
  4. Trina

    Trina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I was privileged to be able to trial this pump earlier this year. I have to say that my experience was not good, after 2 hours there was an occlusion, the next day I was in London and on putting in blood glucose vales and requesting insulin all sorts of alarms were going off. Eventually I established ' that it thought there wasn't a cartridge present so unfortunately my experience wasn't good. I hope this helps.
     
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