5 Responses

  1. Merle Gleeson
    Merle Gleeson December 20, 2013 at 6:14 am | | Reply

    Dear Santa, I want to design my perfect insulin pump for Christmas…oh this is wonderful! I think about my “ideal pump” all the time. I’m a long-time Medtronic user who loves my Dexcom. I tried all the pumps – including the Medtronic 530g and love and hate certain things about each of them. I’m a Joslin 50yr medalist who takes about 23 units per day so I don’t need more than a 100u reservoir which is perfect for kids also. Start with a smaller pump please. I want the simplicity of Medtronic, sleekness of t:slim along with integration with Dexcom. I also want the option to see my BG on my cellphone so I don’t have to always pull the pump out from wherever it’s tucked away. Of course I want my pump to think for itself, scan carbs and accept verbal commands so I don’t have to make wild guesses. And while you’re at it, what I really have been wanting for 50 years is the CURE! Thanks Santa…

  2. Melissa E
    Melissa E December 20, 2013 at 8:00 am | | Reply

    The “T” is a “home screen” button?!?!? I have had this pump for a year and I had no idea!

  3. StephenS
    StephenS December 20, 2013 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    Hmmm… I would ask for all of the above (including Merle’s comment– congrats on 50+ years!), and add an extra cartridge & delivery system for glucagon. With insulin and glucagon being delivered through one infusion site.

    I know this is being worked on, but I’m not sure where the progress on that is right now.

  4. Mikael
    Mikael December 22, 2013 at 1:11 am | | Reply

    I like my Accu-Chek Spirit Combo’s meter-pump integration, the bolus calculator including reverse corrections, and bluetooth connectivity. I’d sure appreciate CGM integration. To take integration further, I want the pump to take into account my physical activity, based on data from my activity tracking bracelet or pedometer and sports tracking apps, to adjust basal and bolus accordingly.

    I’d also have a touch screen on the meter, my primary device I use to control my pump. I’d probably still leave hardware buttons on the pump itself.

  5. CynD
    CynD March 8, 2014 at 10:35 am | | Reply

    I love my Animas Ping. But my dream pump would be the Animas Vibe pump with the Dexcom G4, BUT, what I don’t like is juggling the Glucose meter and the receiver from the CGM. And, plus I always have my phone with me. Plus the pump itself. That’s 4 electronic devices. Yuk.

    I’d still want the pump itself to stay the same. That way I always have control attached to me.

    BUT rather than the Bulky Ping meter I have now, I’d like to see something like the iBGStar. It’s a glucose small meter that plugs in to your smart phone. Then I’d like a smart phone app that collects the data from the meter and from the G4. It would also allow you to perform the same tasks, like bolus, logbook entries and graphs all on your Smart phone.

    There are tons of great nutritional info apps, like one called “nutrition menu” for instance that are SO much better than the databases on the pumps. And it’s easy in that program to add your own foods/recipes and has an exercise database too. I realize there are likely legal obligations that get in the way of that option, but I’m going to go to one of those apps anyway to look up what they claim the carb count is on the food I’m about to eat. Then I’m going to put that number in my system and have it calculate my insulin. So why not have it readily available IN the new pump app so I could look it all up right there and I can hit “enter” if I agree with the carb count it’s telling me. Then it could do calculations same as if I had entered it on the pump itself.

    All this stuff exists now. It’s just a matter of someone putting it all together. And quick please, because my Ping is due for renewal.

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