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08-13-2010, 08:07 PM
I am currently using the Medtronic 508. Since Medtronic now only produces the Revel I thought I would upgrade to eliminate difficulty in support and upplies. However I have low vision problem and this new pump seems insurmontable. I have been surfing the net to find information on other pumps but have not found any concrete information to help. Do you have any suggestions for me to look at? I only have about three weeks to make a decsion on the Revel.
08-17-2010, 01:42 AM
You might try the Animas Ping. It has a bright color display. Good luck!
John Walsh, PA, CDE
01-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Some quick thoughts on pump options:
If your vision is reasonable, take a look at the Animas Ping pump. Its high contrast color screen may be adequate to give boluses visually. However, the accompanying One Touch meter is difficult to see, so you will probably want to stay with your current meter.
If you give boluses manually without using a bolus calculator, the Accu-Chek Spirit pump might be just the ticket. It has two buttons on the side of the pump that let you give touch boluses with audio feedback.
The PDA that accompanies the Omnipod patch pump has a color screen. You might consider it also, but the print may be too small in this one. If you are able to navigate the screens, the built-in Freestyle meter reads out on the color screen.
Be sure to let us know what you finally select and why,
04-11-2011, 08:33 PM
Well John I finally switched my pump. I went with the Ping. The pump has a very nice screen for viewing. Sometimes have trouble with all the flashing when entering numbers. The attached meter doesn't have as good a contrast as the pump, but the pump's food list factor is helpful.
John Walsh, PA, CDE
04-11-2011, 10:53 PM
Excellent. Markman and I both thought it would it would be a good choice. Keep us updated.
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