Re: Moving to a pump

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Alison
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Hi @furrypaul

I’m guessing you’ve already read ShootUp’s overview of the market https://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2011/01/picking-a-pump-in-2011/ and have come away none the wiser! My general view is that everything on the market at the moment does the job, like buying a car, its just down to whether electric windows or a fabulous stereo are more important to you. The only pump I’d exclude from that is the Omnipod, which plenty of people love, but I’ve read about too many pod failures and poor service to have confidence in them at the moment.

If you’re not anticipating wanting CGM at any point in the next few years, you have a vast choice.

If you’re particularly sensitive to insulin, you might want to consider something with small increments on the basal rates because it will allow you to fine tune them much more. Equally, if you’re using gallons of the stuff, have a look at what size reservoir the pump has – you don’t want to be having to change it everyday because it won’t hold enough insulin to get you through three days.

Do you need a remote? If you like wearing dresses at the weekend, a remote will be really handy for when you hide your pump in your bra. If that isn’t your chosen hobby, you’ll probably wear your pump on your waist, in which case, I’d question whether you’d really need a remote given the pump itself is so easily accessible.

Infusion sets – most pumps have a ;