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Which pump??

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Bhaumik84, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Bhaumik84

    Bhaumik84 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I am in the process of getting an insulin pump and I can't seem to decide which one to get. The Medtronic 630g or the omnipod?? Please share suggestions and or experience.
     
  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @Bhaumik84 I use the 640g which is pretty similar to the 630g and has the smartguard feature which works as a closed loop system, although I don't currently use the CGM system with the 640g I believe it is a clever piece of technology to have if you are aiming to keep very tight control. Personally I love my 640g as I exercise so it works well with reducing basal insulin for these events and you can change your ratios throughout the day or to suit events such as illness or if i'm having a low activity day. Most pumps offer similar technology so it's a good idea to look at youtube videos and see how other pump users get on with theirs.
     
  3. catapillar

    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Where are you based @Bhaumik84 ? It's very unusual for a type 2 diabetic to be prescribed an insulin pump in the NHS.

    What is your total daily dose of insulin? The omnipod lasts 3 days but only holds 200 units, so if you are on more than 66units per day it might not be suitable.
     
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    Chowie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the 640g and it's great.
     
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