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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #82

Sam Skopp wrote:
> At 09:57 PM 4/19/1999  Jen Woodall wrote:
> >> My advice would to be to inundate your doctor with pump information (have
> >> your pump reps help you). If that doesn't work, find a doctor who is not
> >> afraid of new technology.
> >
> >New technology?  We have to keep reminding ourselves, along with the insurance
> >companies and docs and the general public, that pumps are *not* particularly
> >new.
> Not new to us, of course... but the way some medical professionals talk,
> you'd think that it had just been invented and was totally untried.
> Traditional MDI has been around for what, 60 or 70 years?? So, to the MDI
> traditionalists, pumping is still pretty new tech.

MDI has only been used widely since the '70s, Sam, and to a much lesser
extent, as in 2 shots a day, since the '60s. Hmmm, why did that first frame 
of reference sound familiar??? Oh yeah, the first pumps were sold sometime 
like 1978.

Ted Quick
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