I also switched from Medtronic/Minimed after many, many years with them. Their pumps are work horses. In the over 25 years with them, I had 3 pumps. They just last forever! I never saw a need to change. Which was one reason I made a change. There wasn’t a big difference any time I made a change. The sensors were not great. I always gave up on them due to how many false alarms there was. And for away I had Medtronic pump with Dexcom sensor, which worked very well for me. Their customer service was always great, although I never really had to call them with issues. I mean, the pumps just work! I am still a fan of the durability of these pumps!
But I made the switch because I wanted less work. After all these years, I want less thinking about my diabetes. And I must say, my new system is easy and I literally can go all day without thinking about my diabetes. Thee are days that I can go 12+ hours without eating, so it’s cool that I don’t need to think about it. I wanted easy and got it now. I also like the fact that as the company comes up with new upgrades, I don’t need to wait for warranty to expire, I can download the new program and keep the same pump.
I will say, just because I like my Tandem, doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for everyone. Picking a pump is a big deal. You need to think about what you really love about your current system and what you hate about it. And you really need to get your hands on one and play with it. Hear the alarms, see about doing a new site change, batteries vs chargeable, computer & phone compatibility. So much to think about. No one pump makes everyone happy. Every pump I have had has something I didn’t like but you gotta think about what is a deal breaker! For me right now in my life is ease. I want easy, which is why I didn’t go the looping route. Too much work.
So glad everyone likes their pump but there are things I like about Medtronic and Omnipod and things I didn’t like. Gotta pick what are the deal breakers!