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Which should I have ?!?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Ben7982ben, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Ben7982ben

    Ben7982ben Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I am getting a pump in three weeks and I was wondering should I go for omnipod or tubed pump ???
     
  2. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    It's a personal decision @Ben7982ben so there's no right answer :) Only what's right for you.

    I have an Animas Vibe (tubed) and love it. I've been pumping 13 years and all my pumps have been tubed. I don't find the tunbing gets in the way at all, and I prefer the option of moving the pump many times a day if I want to eg according to what I'm wearing or doing.

    I also like the fact there are more sets and cannulas available for my pump so I can choose exactly what suits me.

    I suggest you read around this forum and research each one of the pumps available at your clinic. The only pump I'd avoid is the Insight - I had it and hated it, plus it's had a number of issues. Other members are using it and are ok with it. As I said, it depends on the individual - your needs and your expectations.
     
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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Just way up the pro's & con's of all pumps on offer to you Ben, as @azure says it's a personal decision but don't rush into things and take a few days to decide.

    I went for the Omnipod as it was a tubeless pump, but 2 years down the road I think I could happily switch to a tubed pump if need be.
     
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  4. genix

    genix Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I like tubed pumps because I can stick it in my pocket or remove it totally if I need or want to.
     
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