Unique Advantages and Possible Limitations of the iLet Insulin Pump

Tandem Mobi pros and cons

ADVANTAGES:

  • No carb counting – meals are entered by size
  • No settings entered – only total daily dose and weight
  • Prefilled insulin cartridges

    LIMITATIONS:

    • If CGM data is lost system requires serial finger sticks, after ___ pump stops delivery completely
    • Strong hand dexterity to connect reservoir and tubing to pump
    • Very limited BG target options
    • Limited ability to deal with physical activity
    • No way to adapt for changes in basal need
    • Limited infusion set options
    • Charge needed 2-3x weekly
    • Charging doc limits mobility and emergency charging options
    • Prefilled cartridges limit insulin options
    • Can not modify alerts for low insulin or site change reminders
    • Confusing icon-based menus
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