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Insulin Pump Comparison

Enroll with Focus Pharmacy and start savingFocus Express Mail Pharmacy knows that it can be tough to compare insulin pumps
so we've put together some information on insulin pump comparisons to assist you.



Manufacturer
Model
Dimensions
Volume
Weight (oz)
Reservoir Size
Connection
Screen Size
Colors
Basal Increment
Total Basals
Basal Profiles
Basal Interval
Basal Delivery
Temp basal
Bolus Increments
Carb & Correction Factors
Bolus Type
1u Bolus Duration
Battery Type
Battery Life
Motor
Memory
Software download
Water proof/resistant
Guarantee
Animas
Ping
51 x 77 x 18
5.525 ci; 90.54 cc
3.9 oz
200 u plastic
Luer Lock
992 sq mm
black, blue, green, pink, silver
0.025 u
12/day
4
30 min
varies; 0.2 u/hr every 3 min
-90% to +200% in increments of 10% for 0.5 to 24 hours (30 min increments)
0.05 visual or audio, 0.1, 1.0, 5.0 audio
Yes - carb and bg values can be entered into the pump or meter-remote
Units or carbs - standard, extended, combination
1 or 3 sec
AA lithium or alkaline x 1
4-6 weeks with lithium, 2-4 weeks with alkaline
DC
Non-volatile - 500 boluses, 270 basals, 120 daily totals, 60 alarms, 60 primes, 900 bg levels
ezManager Max, downloads in 3 minutes with dongle and software that is available at Animas
12 ft for 24 hrs, watertight
4 years
Deltec
Cozmo
80 x 47 x 24
5.06 ci; 83 cc
2.7 oz
300 u plastic
Luer Lock
870 sq mm
atomic purple, black, blue
0.05 u
48/day
4
30 min
every 3 minutes
in 0.05 u increments, or -10% to +150% in increments of 5% for 0.5 to 72 hours (30 min increments)
0.05, 0.1 visual, 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 visual or audio
Yes; manual carb, BG from attached CoZmonitor meter or manual entry
units or carbs: standard, extended, combination
adjustable, 1-5
AAA x 1
3 weeks
DC
non-volatile: 90 days (2000 events) of basals, carb boluses, correction boluses, alarms
CoZmanager: IR port, program pump and download last 4,000 events at Deltec
watertight
4 years
Disetronic
Spirit
80 x 47 x 24
N/A
2.8 oz
315 u
Luer Lock
N/A
blue, with 30 pump skins in various colors and styles
0.1 u from 0.1 to 25.0 u/hr
24/day
5
60 min
every 3 minutes
in 10% increments from 0% to 200%, and 15 min to 24 hr
0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0
Yes; manual carb, BG from Accu-Chek BG monitor
quick, scroll, extended, multiwave
5 sec
AA x 1 Alkaline or Rechargeable
4 weeks
DC
non-volatile: 90 days (4,500 events); history recall of last 30 boluses, alerts, daily insulin totals, and temporary basal rate increases
Pocket Compass with bolus calculator , insulin pump configuration software, IR communication port
IPX 8, 60 minutes at 2.5 meters
4 years
Medtronic MiniMed
Paradigm 522
51 x 79 x 20
4.9 ci
3.5 oz
176 u plastic
Proprietary
774 sq mm
blue, clear, purple, smoke
0.05 u
48/day
3
30 min
varies; 0.6 u/hr every 10 min
+/- 0.1 u increment as single basal rate for 0.5 to 24 hrs or as % of current basal
0.1 visual, 0.5 or 1.0 visual or audio, remote extra
Yes; manual carb, BG direct from BD meter or manual entry
units or carbs: standard, extended, combination
30 sec
AAA for pump; A23 for remote
3 weeks
DC
4000 events, volatile (basal & history loss can occur): 24 boluses, 7 day totals
Medtronic CareLinkk Therapy Management System and ParadigmPAL 3.0 Software at Medtronic
splash resistant
4 years
Medtronic MiniMed
Paradigm 722
51 x 91 x 20
5.6 ci; 92 cc
3.8 oz
300 u plastic
Proprietary
774 sq mm
blue, clear, purple, smoke
0.05 u
48/day
3
30 min
varies; 0.6 u/hr every 10 min
+/- 0.1 u increment as single basal rate for 0.5 to 24 hrs or as % of current basal
0.1 visual, 0.5 or 1.0 visual or audio, remote extra
Yes; manual carb, BG direct from BD meter or manual entry
units or carbs: standard, extended, combination
30 sec
AAA for pump; A23 for remote
3 weeks
DC
4000 events, volatile (basal & history loss can occur): 24 boluses, 7 day totals
Medtronic CareLinkk Therapy Management System and ParadigmPAL 3.0 Software at Medtronic
splash resistant
4 years
Insulet
OmniPod
41 x 61 x 18
Pod - 2.7 ci; PDA - 11.5 ci
OP - 1.2 oz (full res); PDM - 4.0 oz (w/batteries)
200 u
Built-in
1,848 sq mm on PDA controller
white
0.05 u/hr, up to 30 u/hr
48/day
7
3 min
N/A
% or u/hr (1-12 hrs, in 30 min increments)
0.05, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 u
Yes
Meal, correction, meal & correction; normal, extended, combination
40 sec
AAA x 2 (PDA)
4 weeks
Stepper
90 days of data (up to 5400 records)
OmniPod extension for the CoPilot Health Management System
watertight
4 years
Sooil USA
Diabecare IIS
46 x 77 x 19
4.3 ci; 67 cc
1.9 oz
300 u plastic
Proprietary
595 sq mm
black, gray, green, pink, white
0.1 u/hr or 0.01 u/hr
24/day
1
60 min
every 4 minutes
10% increments from 0% to 200% and up to 12 hours
0.1, .05, 1.0u
Yes; manual carb
Normal, extended, combination
12 sec
1/2 AA 3.6v lithium
8-10 weeks
DC
Last 500 boluses, primes and daily totals. Last 100 alarms (all time and date stamped)
none
watertight
4 years
Medtronic MiniMed
Revel 523
51 x 79 x 20
4.9 ci
3.5 oz
176 u plastic
Proprietary
774 sq mm
blue, clear, purple, smoke
0.05 u
48/day
3
30 min
varies; 0.6 u/hr every 10 min
+/- 0.1 u increment as single basal rate for 0.5 to 24 hrs or as % of current basal
0.1 visual, 0.5 or 1.0 visual or audio, remote extra
Yes; manual carb, BG direct from BD meter or manual entry
units or carbs: standard, extended, combination
30 sec
AAA for pump; A23 for remote
3 weeks
DC
4000 events, volatile (basal & history loss can occur): 24 boluses, 7 day totals
Medtronic CareLinkk Therapy Management System and ParadigmPAL 3.0 Software at Medtronic
splash resistant
4 years
Medtronic MiniMed
Revel 723
51 x 91 x 20
5.6 ci; 92 cc
3.8 oz
300 u plastic
Proprietary
774 sq mm
blue, clear, purple, smoke
0.05 u
48/day
3
30 min
varies; 0.6 u/hr every 10 min
+/- 0.1 u increment as single basal rate for 0.5 to 24 hrs or as % of current basal
0.1 visual, 0.5 or 1.0 visual or audio, remote extra
Yes; manual carb, BG direct from BD meter or manual entry
units or carbs: standard, extended, combination
30 sec
AAA for pump; A23 for remote
3 weeks
DC
4000 events, volatile (basal & history loss can occur): 24 boluses, 7 day totals
Medtronic CareLinkk Therapy Management System and ParadigmPAL 3.0 Software at Medtronic
splash resistant
4 years
Nipro Diabetes Systems
Amigo
3.28 x 2.18 x 0.93
N/A
3.4 oz
N/A
Luer Lock
N/A
midnight, flamingo, pacific, grape, snow, solar
0.00 -30.00 U/h, in 0.05 U/h steps
48 available per profile
4
Normal, Exercise, Weekend, Other
48 available per profile, in 15-minute increments
Either as a rate in U/h (15 minutes to 24 hours in 15-minute increments) or as a percent of active profile (10-200% in 10% steps)
0.10 to 5.00 U, in 0.10 U steps
Yes; If enabled, calculates bolus based on inputted physician parameters including insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio, insulin sensitivity factor, insulin on board, and blood glucose target
Meal, correction, meal & correction; normal, extended, combination
40 sec
CR2
4 weeks
Stepper
90 days on screen and stores 1 year of history, even in the absence of a battery
Offers download and data management capabilities to health-care professionals
Resistant :1 meter for 35 min
4 years

Who is a candidate for insulin pump therapy?

People with type 1 or type 2 can make use of insulin pump therapy.

Medical indications for this therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • Dawn Phenomenon
  • Hypoglycemia unawareness
  • Delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis
  • Wide excursions in blood glucose control despite adherence to recommended meal plans, activity and medication adjustments
  • Exercise-induced hypoglycemia
  • Nocturnal hypoglycemia
  • Neuropathy
  • Nephropathy
  • Insulin sensitivity: dosing can be programmed as low as 0.025 on some pumps
  • Growth spurts of children and adolescents
  • Pregnancy
  • Variable lifestyles with changing work, activity, sleep and meal schedules
  • People who travel frequently
  • Shift workers

Who can be a successful pump user?
People who have:

  • Motivation and willingness to learn the skills and take on the responsibilities of intensive management. This is also applicable to parents or other caregivers.
  • Emotional maturity, not related to an individual’s age. Parents are capable of managing a child’s pump until the child gradually is able to take responsibility for selfmanagement. Parents and other caregivers can be competent in pump management.
  • Mastery of carbohydrate counting.
  • Dexterity to operate a pump.
  • Ability and willingness to perform and record frequent blood glucose evaluations.
  • Adequate financial resources.