Medtronic has the combined pump and CGM display. I don’t like that idea since the pump/CGM display will be buried with blankets when you sleep and make the CGM alarms harder to hear.
I’ve been using the Dexcom CGM since 2009. I currently use the G4 model. I think most CGM users prefer the Dexcom system. It’s more accurate than the Medtronic CGM and most users thnik it’s more comfortable, too. Many Dexcom users are able to extend its normal 7-day sensor life to 14 days and sometimes beyond.
Like the previous responder said, the Animas Vibe is rumoured to be FDA approved soon, but we are now three years behind Europe in its debut.
Dexcom recently offered a major upgrade to its software. It has taken its clinical study experience with the artificial pancreas project studies and made that new and more accurate software available to all current Dexcom users. This software upgrade, I understand, will not be incorporated into the Vibe version.
If I were shopping for a pump today, I would seriously consider the Asante Snap.
If you buy a pump and/or CGM using insurance money to finance it, you will be making a four year commitment for the pump and a one year commitment for the CGM. Happy shopping!