tl;dr Has anyone replaced their 500 series MiniMed pump recently and have any advice?
The warranty on my second MiniMed 523 just expired on Sunday, and normally I’d just get another one… but obviously Medtronic discontinued the 500 series.
I have and love my Dexcom G6 (and I will never part with it, no matter what) so I have no need for Medtronic’s CGM… and therefore have no loyalty to Medtronic or anything.
A year after I was correctly diagnosed as LADA (Type 1.5), I picked the 523g because I really just wanted a reliable pump and my CDE described it as “the Toyota Corolla of pumps”… nothing fancy, no bells and whistles, but reliable.
Overall, it had been reliable, despite some issues (I even found & reported a major flaw that resulted in a reservoir recall in 2013) but overall I can’t complain.
I have tried 2 other pumps, the Asante Snap (which I almost switched to, just before they went bankrupt!) and the T-slim: each time I participated in the Bionic Pancreas clinical trial at MGH in Boston.
I liked the T-slim a lot, but could not get over the arduous process for refilling it with insulin… that was basically a deal breaker for me.
I have never tried the OmniPod… but think it’s a great idea. I am a really slim guy, however, and my Dexcom G4 used to get caught on stuff all the time back in the day.
Anyone replaced their 500 series MiniMed pump recently and have any advice? Thanks!