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RE: [IP] MiniMed's Paradigm
> Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 11:21:10 -0800 (PST)
> From: Linda Bork <email @ redacted>
> Subject: RE: [IP] MiniMed's Paradigm
> From: "John Morse" <email @ redacted>
> Is the MiniMed Paradigm different from the 508? I hope so !! .....SO WHAT
IS NEW? A new battery
> (good); maybe shockproof; and now claiming waterproof (operating 24 hours
under water?), but what
> about the performance of the unit? So what are the technological
innovations other than
> repackaging? <snip>
> My response:
> I have a Paradigm. The only similarity to the 508 is the way it times
basals (.1 unit at a time)
> and the time it takes to deliver a bolus (slow, to eliminate 'pooling'),
and some of the screens
> (where you set bolus, basal, temp basal).
> What's new:
> No clicks when delivering a bolus.
> A menu system and a screen with 5 lines of display. So if you want to get
to the utility that
> shows you your daily totals, you pick utilities off the menu and go
straight there. Once there,
> instead of each day being on a different screen, requiring button pushing
to view it, you get a
> display with 4 days of totals, and a way to scroll through the display
without pushing buttons.
> The basal review and bolus history screens work the same way.
> The way you fill the reservoirs and load them into the pump is new. The
pump calculates the
> amount of insulin in the reservoir automatically. The prime takes seconds
instead of minutes. I
> could go on, but I think you get the idea. It is totally new technology,
> It is awesome. I LOVE MY PARADIGM.
Ooooh how you make me cry! I was denied a Paragrim because I fell just
outside of the 2-year purchase limit. ;.; My pumpy neds to be replaced, too!
The paragrim sounds wonderful!
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