Hi everyone - I joined the forum today, I’m T1D currently using an Animas Ping.With Animas exiting, I’ve been reading posts for months trying to decide whether to go with the Medtronic 670g or the T-Slim (thank goodness for forums like this! so helpful!) .
One of my #1 reasons for getting a pump is to have good control for international travel, I originally went with the Ping because I loved it and Animas/ J&J had amazing global support. They provided loaner pumps, were able to FedEx across the globe during emergencies, etc. Per an earlier post, I’m thinking I want the T-Slim but have a few questions.
I recently read a news item where it said the Medtronic 670g button can get “stuck” with a sudden change of air pressure preventing bolus delivery so I’m a bit concerned since I fly a lot. Has anyone experienced this? Bolusing during flight is the main thing I need the pump for, so concerned if this is common?
Does anyone have any experience with traveling abroad (outside the U.S) with the Tandem TSlim where you needed support? How did it go? Just wanting to understand what a small company support is like vs. big global Medtronic support
Thanks for the help!