Pump Watch: My Choice Is Made
I read. I researched. I solicited for information. I was underwhelmed with the response. I vetted the last two candidates. I made my choice.
Medtronic, you’re the one for me.
What was the final factor that swayed me from the T:Slim to the 530G with Enlite? (Not the most inspirational name, but I suppose I’ll forgive them.) first, it’s the fact that, if I had chosen the Tandem pump, I’d also have to go with the Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring device. (I said Dexcom was dead to me in my last Pump Watch post.)
Also, and more important, it was a matter of simple math: Three is better than four. In fact, every number that’s closer to one is better than any other number.
Why is “1” the best number? It, for me, represents one working device; or one working pancreas. Every piece of equipment I’m currently using represents the number six, at the best of times. (One Lantus pen, one Novolog pen, my meter, test strips, syringe tips and alcohol swabs.)
The T:Slim would have been one pump, one infusion site, the Dexcom CGM device, and the CGM infusion site. That equals four.
For Medtronic it is one pump with CGM reading included, one insulin infusion site, and one CGM infusion site. That’s equals three.
Three is better than four. That’s science, kids.
Now I just have to train on the device.