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Pumps and upgrades ?

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by prickles1998, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. prickles1998

    prickles1998 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi :) im on the minimed paradigm pump 715 since January this yr and I wanted a pump..just not this one..I would have preferred an animas pump (they seem to be more reliable and modern).
    So, does anyone know
    (1)when I can get an upgrade?
    (2) if I can change to an animas pump from a medtronic? And has anyone done the same ?

    Thx..Nikki

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  2. gfmoore

    gfmoore Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have no answer to your problem, but since no one had answered I didn't want you to think no one cares. This may bump up the post so someone notices it :)
     
  3. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at DiaTribe websight as Medtronic will be releasing another pump that will sing and dance probably next year

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  4. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is you have your pump for 3 or 4 years.

    I too was keen on animas originally, but was given Medtronic. I have not complained and will stick with what I've got, any pump is better than no pump!


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  5. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nikki, You are stuck with the same pump for four years as that's the length of the warranty.
    I have an animas pump and except for the cgm addition the technology is about 12 years old on it. All the pumps do the same basic thing though just in different ways :)
     
  6. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi, I have an older model of the paradigm than you but so far it has been extremely reliable and it is well out of warranty (I don't live in the UK so a different system. ) I have only very rarely have any sort of delivery failure and once filling the reservoir became second nature, I don't get bubbles (I seem to always be reading about them on here) . The screen is a bit old fashioned looking but it does everything it needs to.
    The nurse from the company paid by the health service to take care of pump matters is beginning to make noises about it being time to get a new one.
    (she would do they have changed the system and any future pump is rented by the health service so her company will get more money)
     
  7. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Phoenix on the reliability of the medtrnoic pump and I never get bubbles either. A lot of other pumpers using different pumps struggle a lot with bubbles so I wouldn't swop mine. On the upgrade issue specifically, I've been told 4 years so I've got this until November next year with no option to change to a different make/model.
     
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