I know probably all of you have read, heard, expereniced different things yet please help. I am having a really hard time choosing which pump for my 9 yr old. The ping has a few features that i like and are child friendly yet the minimed has the background, which she is getting older and needs something that is going to help her now as well as long term. I am not worried about the whole CGM right now as insurance will not pay for that anyways. As far as consealing her pump, while i like the idea of the meter with the Ping to do all the stuff, i sort of feel it is important for her to be able to get use to the pump functions itself as well as she is not concerned with others seeing it. Right now she is on MDIs and still up and down. I know puberty is coming soon as well which is another reason why i would like her to get on a pump now. I have been looking into both and to add to my confusion over choice, JDRF (which has the research and we support)- is going to be partnering up with Ping, whereas Minimed has the background in pumps and in process of their own artificial pancreas. Do i go with research background or years experience with pumps? Any comments, suggestions, please and thank you as i really appreciate it. I want to finish the paperwork for whichever pump with the next two weeks. God Bless.
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