Hi guys I just wanted to write a little post about the Solo pump but more importantly about new diabetes devices that come on the market.
As a community and someone who shares information on diabetes (like the new Solo pump) I feel we might be misleading some of our diabetic friends. Truly the Solo pump is something new and something to be excited about (I think) but I feel bad because I have heard some Diabetics say “the Solo is better than ________ pump” Fill in the blank there.
Sometimes the excitement around a new product gets confusing for some. And it must.
The size and shape of the Solo pump is different but that does not translate into better glucose control. I think we can agree on that. We need to hear more information on how this pump takes insulin into consideration for insulin on board, meal boluses, and etc. Not to mention how this pump will be supported by Medingo. Customer support and Educator knowledge has a large value to be considered.
In no way am I downgrading the Solo pump, the fact is that we don’t have enough information on it to make strong opinions on this device just yet. Yes we can be excited but don’t take that excitement the wrong way. Some of this excitement has led some diabetics out there to think this is “the best pump”
Be Smart out there,