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Re: [IP] minimed implantable insulin pump
On 21 Apr 00, at 13:07, Jack Granowski wrote:
>>> Does anyone here have first hand experience with this
>>> implanted device? I
>> When will it be available? When will the internal
>> delivery for Disetronic be available? Either one would
>> a big help for many of us that have problems with sites
>> going bad.
> If it is a problem with sites, perhaps the peritoneal
shunt would be a better
> answer than the implantable pump. This would avoid the
> associated with sub-cutaneous injection, where the
injected insulin has to
> travel to the heart to then be sent to the liver. See
> As Disetronic explains it; "In intraperitoneal infusion,
that is to say, when
> insulin is applied through a port system directly into
the abdominal cavity
> and in intraumbilical infusion (injection of insulin
into the umbilical vein) the
> insulin reaches the liver directly." Just like a
pancreas, immediate delivery.
> This would avoid the problem of surgery for battery
> George Lovelace
Thanks, I did not know where the implant delivers the
'goods'. It is still sub-cutaneous.
I have now learned that intraperitoneal infusion would
also solve my other problem of delayed response, which may
be related. Straight H takes from 3 to 6 hours before I
get the full effect. My goal is now to be below 200 2 1/2
hours after eating, with straight H. I have a choice of
sites going bad quickly, or an even longer response time
mixing with V. I may need to go back to a mix, as today
my site only lasted 1 day.
I did not see anything about when it would be available.
Is there any kind of expected date that it would be
delivered? I am close to trying to upgrade (7 years with
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Look out for #1.
Don't step in #2 either.
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