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If you were designing a pump, what features would it have?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by tim2000s, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Thinking about this, if you could remote control from a phone, or android based handset, then you could app link to any food/fitness/management app.
     
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    misswhiplash Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That is true... But, as I say, I def have days where I end up upping doses to the extent that I need 50+ u rather than my usual 25-30, which I can't imagine is that unusual.
     
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    U500 insulin is very thick to inject and is about a £££ figure to purchase at NHS prices. I was quite shocked when I knew the price. As far as I know I think it is imported on a named person basis
     
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    cally Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My main problem with my pump (Animas Vibe) is the size. It gets in the way and for me smaller would be better.
    I think a smaller pump that you could refill with a syringe every couple of days. I only need about 30 units a day so I get fed up with having to wear a pump with 180 units or so. It would be refilled maybe through a rubber bung and change the whole lot every week or so.
     
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    cally Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Also how about a Flexible, soft patch pump that sticks on like a plaster. Also could be waterproof, refillable and disposable. It could incorporate the reservoir and the cannula in one unit.
     
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    tigger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Omnipod style but possible to be filled with any insulin.

    Painless, reliable canulas

    remote controls
     
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