Dear CG Gonzalez,
I've been using animas ping for 18 months. I was very resistent at first but definately made the right decision to start pumping. I don't use the CGM w/ my pump. Keep in mind, either brand you decide requires a seperate tranmitter inserted to communicate w/ the receiver. With dexcom you need to carry the extra receiver. So, you asked about the pump. Animas support has always been top notch for me. You may want to read the thread I started in this group (called how water proof is your ping insulin pump) for proof of that.
I had some less than perfect customer encounters w/ minimed during the insurance precert process, which was a big factor in my decision. The ping is small, very light weight, and very durable. Once while pitching batting practice to my daughter's softball team, a linedrive smashed my pump right on the display screen. Well.... nothing happened, I was shocked there wasn't any damage. Another good story, was at a recent pool party, I was wearing my pump and got tackled into the pool (I'm 38 just to put this in perspective), I didn't see my friend (also 38) coming but was glad I had chosen the Ping.
The one negative thing seems to be a glitch w/ the meter-remote that comes w/ the ping. They have replaced my meter three times in 18 months after glitches (once, the meter believed it was hooked up to the computer when it wasn't). There was never a cost to me for the replacement but somehting they need to figure out. So if you go this route keep a back up meter on hand.
Back to the cgm, my doc has me wear the extra device for a week to see if I liked it. Well I didn't like having both, to uncomfortable to sleep. Having one thing attached was a huge change for me. I couldn't deal w/ two. I don't know how long until a update to a newer model (several years from now) but I to choose animas again. There are working on several solutions to having the all in one cgm/pump, as well as a closed loop system that could be a bridge until we get the news that there is a cure.
I'll keep reading this thread, if you have any specific questions for me just ask.
Jason in Orlando