Go the Combo!!! My son has had a Medtronic pump for almost 4 years, and we have just recently changed to the Accu-Chek Combo. If you haven’t already decided on the Medtronic, then let me assure you that I find the Accu-Chek Combo absolutely brilliant.
I found the quality of Medtronics quicksets to be of poorer quality over the last 18 months, and my son’s were sometimes only lasting a day, or two days (instead of three days), I also got loads of bubbles, etc, which we don’t now, as the reservoirs for the Combo are larger.
I could go on, so I will, the Advice line from Medtronic is poor, you get America after hours, and they aren’t very helpful (we had to replace his pump twice and I had to call them about setting it up again). Accu-Chek consultants are UK based, and are on-call 24/7. I had to call them twice yesterday for two separate things, and they were very empathetic and knowledgable.
If that’s not enough to convince you, the Accu-Chek Combo supplies (reservoirs, cannulas etc) are cheaper than Medtronic, so there is less cost to you and the NHS. Again, if it’s not too late, choose the COMBO,it’s brilliant!!