I’ve been on my Cozmo for six weeks and have changed my battery twice, even with using the cozmonitor. 2-3 weeks has not concerned me and does not seem unreasonable. I have been on Minimed pumps for eight years and found that batteries can last anywhere from 3-6 weeks. I like that most other companies’ pumps (like Cozmo) will accept a partially charged battery if you need it to.
LIKES - love that it’s attached, easy to carry, and that after a reading, it immediately suggests whether I should correct a predicted hypo, take a correction bolus, or asks if I want to take a meal bolus. When I just enter a blood sugar from my meter manually into Cozmo, it does not prompt me to take an action unless I ask it to correct - at which point, it will predict a hypo and kick in the hypomanager or respond with a correction bolus suggestion. I also like that it stores my blood sugars in the pump automatically so I can transport the data more easily from my Cozmo to my CoPilot software.
DISLIKES - I hate that sometimes you have to jack with it to make the IR ports match up. And it adds extra weight to the pump, but ever since I started using a clip’n’go pouch (pricey, but worth it IMHO), I don’t notice the extra weight at all hanging from my belt loops.
I accidentally showered with the other battery cap on it twice and had no problems. Now I just disconnect and use the disconnect bolus/basal feature if I have the wrong cap on it. I haven’t yet used the regular battery cap, honestly. For submersion, I definitely will though.
LIKES - linear method of calculating insulin activity, seems to be a better way of considering IOB
LIKES - hypo manager - takes some adjustment and some second guessing, but I love that it considers you IOB in telling you how many carbs to eat and predicting impending lows
LIKES - meal manager - very helpful in a pinch when you’re not sure of serving sizes
LIKES - beep v. vibrate - I like that I can silence it
LIKES - software - with the cozmanager upgrade for copilot, I love the software
DISLIKES - clip - that I have had to buy pouches and clips to find what works for me as opposed to the native belt clips that worked so well with my minimed. My favorite methods in this order are: 1) clip n go (thanks Lee Ann), 2) slipped into a baby sock and worn in my bra (probably not helpful for you, but thanks goes out to my educator for that one), 3) the case logic medium mp3 player all-purpose pocket (thanks to Kristin), and 4) a regular Motorola phone case. I did not like the clear belt clip (w/o Cozmonitor) or the flimsy leather sleeve (with Cozmonitor) that came with my pump. Neither Smiths-produced clip accounted for the weight of the device and neither stayed on my waistbands well.