My Medtronic Revel has been out of warranty since early October. I’ve been delaying a new pump decision because nothing really seemed to jump out at me and say “this is the right decision”.
I actually think that my Revel is a better pump than the Animas Ping, but I am making my choice based on the future Animas/Dexcom integration. Three things finally helped me make my decision. 1) The $99 upgrade program is only guaranteed through March, so I figured I’d just vote for the future Animas/Dex pump and buy the Ping now. 2) I recently bought a Spibelt and for the first time envisioned how the Ping remote would be helpful to me. By keeping the pump in my Spibelt, I’ve at least gotten one thing out of my overburdened pockets. 3) Tandem does not have an upgrade program at this time and I’m not willing to buy that pump with no reasonable chance of upgrading to a pump integrated with CGM.
I have been a very satisfied Medtronic pumper for 8 years, but hate their CGMS. Although the Enlite sensor will be a great improvement over the current Medtronic sensors, I’ve read nothing to indicate that it will be as good or better than Dexcom.
So assuming that everything goes smoothly through insurance, I will soon have a new pink Animas Ping. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that I’ve made a good decision.