I have been using the Cozmo Pump for 4 years. I was about to renew it when Deltec decided to stop making pumps which has caused me to get back into research mode again. Here is what I love about the Cozmo and hope Animas users can tell me how or if the Ping system provides the same features - and THANKS!
1. On Cozmo, I can set a Infusion Site Change Reminder ... I currently have the reminder light up every 3rd day at 6:30AM - with everything else going on in my life, this reminder is a God Send - something I can set and forget.
2. On Cozmo, there is a Therapy ScoreCard function which over the set # of days (whatever I set) it will show, avg. BS, and associated Std. Deviation; Avg. # of daily samples; Avg. Bolus, Avg Daily TDD, etc.
3. I have a Temp basal rate set to 0 - effectively shutting down insulin delivery for whatever time interval I set (currently 1.5 hours) - which comes in handy every once in a while.
4. I have Temp basal rates for 110% and 120% of Normal Basal Rate and also one for 70% - I use them during long travel or exercise, etc.
Since Animas has linked with DexCom, I am into CGM sometime soon (as soon as I land a new job!). I think the remote feature would be nice (allowing me to stash my pump and not have to retrieve it for BS or Bolus events) - am I right in this? Are the above items programmable in Ping or the Remote element?? All the literature is not clear.
Also, can someone help me understand what you must do to change cartridges? Something about re-cycing the pump and it appears some settings have to be re-entered (??) On Cozmo, this was a very simple and straightforward task to do .. no hassles.....
I sincerely appreciate any insight you all can provide me in my quest of discernment.