I had an opportunity to wear the Snap with a small group of pump wearers last month and was so impressed that I am now wearing the Snap as my pump of choice. When choosing an insulin pump that we most often will be committed to for 4 years, it's important that we, the person wearing the device 7/24 have the final choice in which technology, features and ultimately, company we are choosing. I've worn many of the pumps available today, Animas PING, Medtronic Revel, Insulet OmniPod, Accu-Chek Combo,and now the Snap. There is not an insulin delivery system that meet all the feature requirements, needs and wants for every person with diabetes out there. What I really love about the Snap is the pre-filled 300+ unit insulin pen cartridges. The cartridge has 315 units so after priming the (easy disconnect) tubing there actually is close to 300 units in a glass container with absolutely no bubbles. Replacing the cartridge takes seconds (not minutes). The tubing is primed just by twisting the the cartridge cap on. 1, 2, 3, done! The device is so lightweight and small. My DexCom G4 receiver fits into the Asante Snap clip. The battery issue is out of sight and out of mind as it is built into the pump body which holds the cartridge and is disposed of after the cartridge is empty. The Snap has a flash-light built in which at first glance, I was not interested in this feature however, after several weeks of wearing it, I must say I've used it quite a bit. The Snap has all the SMART features of the other pumps and the easy to use navigation of the screen program get you in and out quickly and easily. I like new technologies and companies that care about us, the patient using the technology and Asante has shown me that the listen and have built a unique and impacting device that will make other companies wake up and start changing the game a bit. The other aspect that the Snap offers is an extremely low cost purchase price. This should start a process of lowering IPT costs (finally) so that more people with insulin requiring diabetes can start using IPT. As far as the Humalog, Novolog, Apidra aspect is concerned, this company has been on the market for a very short time and is only currently available in the NE USA. As the expand the ability to serve the expanding market, additional contracts with Novo and Sanofi should come together. Anyway, it's always great to have an educated consumer who can choose. Happy, healthy pumping!
T1 Marathon Coach/Runner
DCCT/EDIC Study Participant
TCOYD Faculty Member
Insulindependence/DESA Faculty Member
Type 1 since 7/1984