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Re: [IP] MiniMed vs. Disetronic



> Disetronic requires special batteries.  I talked to someone who uses
> the Disetronic a couple of weeks ago and her pump had just shut down
> for the two year overhaul - it seems that there is a timer in the
> pump and it shuts down after two years and you have to send it back
> to Europe for refurbishing.  Now she is on her "standby" pump and
> hoping to get the other one back sometime.  She said she was glad she
> wasn't on vacation somewhere when it shut down.

The Disetronic pump starts giving "shutdown" warnings eight weeks
ahead of time. And I always take my backup pump on vacation!



Joan
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