I’ve had the same Minimed Paradym 722 insulin pump for about 3 years now. Since right before heading for Scotland. This is what my current pump looks like (stock photo)

unfortunately it’s out of warranty. Has been for almost a year now. I haven’t upgraded it yet because the bloody things cost over $6000. Insurance pays about 85% of that, but still, ouch. That, and if I have to pay to replace it, why not use it till it breaks and then replace it? It’s a pretty solid pump.

Anyhow. I finally banged a wall, dropped it, rolled on it, or something. It’s cracked. From the edge of the display towards the battery compartment. Oops. I doubt it’s water tight now.

So, I made an appointment with the Diabetes doc and I’ll go see about getting a script for a new pump. I think I’ll stick with the Minimed pump. It’s not the prettiest, or the most fancy, but it has been durable and it kept me alive during Katrina, so it’s doing okay.

If there are any type 1 diabetics out there not on the pump. Tell your doc to get off his butt and get you one. They’re a pain at first, but once you’re used to em, they work great.

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