Wrapping up my thoughts
Now that I have reached my final post for this series, I have been using YpsoPump for about 18 months. While I am still waiting for the bi-directional update, many things have happened along the way that have made me love the pump – and Ypsomed – even more.
Freedom of choice
I am still in love with the pump size and its simple functionality, as it gives me choice with how I want to use it in my diabetes management. I get to choose which glucose logging app, bolus calculator and meter / glucose monitoring device I want to use. New devices are always coming out, and sometimes I may prefer one over the other simply due to size or functionality. Choice is important to me because it means I am never locked into one system and I get to try out different devices to see which will fit my preferences and lifestyle.
Being taken seriously
Plus, I feel like the mylife Diabetescare team really listens to us. Recently they have introduced the availability of cannulas without the tubing. I was super excited about this, because I hate wasting things and one of my excuses for not regularly changing my pump sites was having to throw the tubing out if I had enough insulin left in the cartridge and was not doing a full site change. Now that I do not have that excuse, I am going to make more of an effort to change my site as recommended.
Hopes for the future
I was also hoping that carrying around spare cannulas would be more compact and convenient compared to carrying around a full infusion set change – especially because if you accidently pull your tubing out when you are out and about, you will only want to change the cannula rather than do a full tubing change. However, I was a bit disappointed to see that the packaging was exactly the same as the full infusion set. Not only does this make it a bit more awkward to carry around, it will be easy to confuse a full infusion set packet with a cannula-only packet, especially when you are in a hurry. I can see myself accidentally packing cannulas for a trip and forgetting the full infusion set packs. So hopefully this will change in the near future.
Overall, I know there has been a lot of work in the background to make my YpsoPump better. I am confident that the YpsoPump will continue to be available in Australia for the long term, which reassures me from having to think about switching pumps. It is like moving house; it takes a fair amount of time and effort to commit and when you do, you want to settle. Moving forward, I cannot wait to see more interoperability between other products and the YpsoPump. And of course, I am counting down the days until they switch on the bi-directional functionality for us!
Please note: This patient testimonial relates to an account of an individual’s response to treatment. The account is genuine, typical and documented. The views and opinions expressed are those of the patient and not representative of Ypsomed or of any third parties referenced. The response other persons have to treatment could be different. Please consult with your healthcare professional as to whether this treatment is suitable for you.