So we met with a saleslady from animas last night to take a look at the ping and I am very impressed. Are there any cons to this pump I should know about other than the tubing? I already have an omnipod demo on order and I am playing phone tag with minimed so I have not seen their pumps yet. I still have not contacted my endo since she is vaction until monday but when I do I will be ready. This is what I liked about the Animas: The calorie king built in is a huge plus. We carry that book everywhere we go now and everytime I try to teach someone how to care for Abby they get stressed out about counting the carbs. I like the back light on both units and the fact that there is a remote. She is 2 so that is a huge plus. Small basal for course. Customer service has been the best so far. Probably that is dependent on where we live. The loaner program and fast replacement sound good. I think we will like the integrated meter although I have never used one touch before and we are partial to accu check. It keeps my log book! Thank God, I HATE keeping a log. What are the cons here? What are the advantages of minimed and omnipod?