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What insulin pump do you or your child use?

 
 

Animas

 
     

R1000 or IR1000

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

IR1200

 
 

1%

 

  8

 
     

IR1250

 
 

5%

 

  27

 
     

2020

 
 

7%

 

  37

 
     

Ping

 
 

10%

 

  52

 
 

Disetronic / Roche

 
     

D-TRON or D-TRONplus

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

H-TRON or H-TRONplus

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Spirit

 
 

1%

 

  8

 
 

Medtronic Diabetes

 
     

508 or older

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Paradigm 511 or older

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Paradigm 512 or 712

 
 

4%

 

  25

 
     

Paradigm 515 or 715

 
 

2%

 

  11

 
     

Paradigm 522 with sensor

 
 

6%

 

  31

 
     

Paradigm 522 without sensor

 
 

8%

 

  42

 
     

Paradigm 722 with sensor

 
 

6%

 

  32

 
     

Paradigm 722 without sensor

 
 

9%

 

  48

 
 

Smiths Medical

 
     

Cozmo

 
 

16%

 

  84

 
 

Insulet

 
     

OmniPod

 
 

6%

 

  31

 
 

Other

 
     

I use a pump not listed here

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

I don't use a pump but I want to

 
 

5%

 

  30

 
     

I don't use a pump and I don't want to

 
 

7%

 

  37

 


Total votes: 508

 

What insulin pump do you or your child use?

Poll dates: February 4 - 11, 2009
Total Votes: 508

With many studies showing that insulin pump therapy results in better control and less risk of hypoglycemia than traditional therapy, more and more kids and adults are using insulin pumps. That's the good news. Even better news is that there are many pumps to choose from today, so it's easier than ever to find a pump that matches your needs.

If you're considering insulin pump therapy, talk with your diabetes team about the various pumps that are available. You should also contact each pump company and request information about their pumps, and ask what kind of assistance they can provide with your insurance company.

  • Animas
    Maker of the OneTouch® PingTM, Animas® 2020 and Animas® IR-1250 pumps

  • Insulet
    Maker of the OmniPod®

  • Medtronic Diabetes
    Maker of the Paradigm® REAL-Time pump and Guardian® REAL-Time System

  • Roche / Disetronic
    Maker of the ACCU-CHEK® Spirit, H-TRONplus and D-TRONplus pumps

  • Smiths Medical
    Maker of the Deltec Cozmo® pump

This table shows how readers have reported pump use over the past several years:

  Answer     Feb 2009     Feb 2008     Feb 2007     Feb 2006     Feb 2005     Feb 2004  
Animas 23% 20% 22% 17% 15% 12%
Roche/Disetronic 1% 3% 2% 4% 3% 4%
Medtronic Diabetes 38% 36% 32% 37% 43% 46%
Smiths Medical 16% 20% 24% 20% 16% 11%
Insulet 6% 5% 1% 1% -- --
Don't use but want a pump 5% 6% 8% 9% 11% 14%
Don't want a pump 7% 8% 7% 8% 8% 10%

For more information about pumps, see our Insulin Pumps section, which is also available in Spanish.

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Last Updated: Tuesday December 08, 2009 12:36:00
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