I have the Deltec Cozmo that is no longer being made, so I have debated switching to many different brands...
1) Accu-Chek is offering a free upgrade to the Spirit pump (haven't heard much about this one so I don't know what to think!) The system includes the ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pump, ACCU-CHEK blood glucose meter of your choice, Palm® PDA and the ACCU-CHEK Pocket Compass Software with bolus calculator. You can also get a Palm Treo for an addit'l cost.
2) Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 522 was one that was recommended by my Dr, and I have gotten call from rep, but this one doesn't come w/ any option of a palm treo or anything that I'm aware of, all he said it included was the pump, 3 months worth of reservoirs and infusion sets, prep wipes, and a serter. He did say that I needed to pay a one time fee of 24.95 for the serter as well.
3)Animas: I have no idea what comes in their package...I know the pump has a wireless remote so you can remotely calculate bolus from up to 10 feet away and that there are 500 food items integrated into the bolus calculator on the remote. That is all I know at this time.
I am waiting for info packets to be sent to me. I don't know what software comes with any of these or extra perks or anything!!!! Which is driving me nuts because I would love to choose the insulin pump that has the least problems, is the least expensive, and comes with the most extra stuff (case, clip, software, wireless accessories, has the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System option on it so that when it is covered by insurance, I can always upgrade, etc)
Please share your opinions or information!!!
Thanks :) Amber