After nearly 5 years with the Animas Vibe, I received a few days ago my new YpsoPump from Ypsomed from the postman in receipt. I had already posted some photos on our Facebook fanpage and there came immediately the question, why just the YpsoPump? The question is certainly right at first sight, because what do you want nowadays with a pump, which has no CGM connection and where the bolus calculator is missing. I will explain it to you all!
To one there is the emotional side. As we have already reported here several times, we have been involved in the development of the pump for over 4 years and therefore it was clear that I would like to wear the pump some time. But of course this has not been decisive. Here are my reasons for choosing the YpsoPump:
- The size! This pump is small and is well in the hand.
- The menu is 100% icon based and comes without font.
- Touch screen
- Pre-filled ampoules
- Future-oriented: I am a fan of the fact that I can control everything in the future in my iPhone. Already, I have my Dexcom G5 CGM data on the iPhone and I think of Ypsomed that they see the same. I am 100% sure that I can use the pump at any time via an app. When this is going to happen, I can not say I hope as soon as possible. So I then have everything on the iPhone, pump control, CGM data, mySugr, Diasend as evaluation tool. If everything is still linked together, perfect.
- The clear and straightforward design, almost a little Swedish.
Some will now say, "You can do almost everything with other pump manufacturers such as Medtronic or Animas?" That is true and if the YpsoPump was not on the market, I would definitely choose one of the other pumps. But I find it simply good and remarkable and gladly supports a manufacturer of us diabetics cooperates and that our opinion also finds hearing. There was no such thing as Dato yet.
What do you think about it? Can you understand my reasons? Finally, a few photos of the unpacking of the pump below.