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Re: [IP] Re: MiniMed vs. Disetronic
Actually there are standard silver oxide batteries in the Disetronic pump,
but then you need to screw and fix a little. I dont know if this will make
trouble for the guarantee. I'm working with batteries and chargers so its
easier for me.
In Norway we only get one pump. But we get it free and equipment for up to
700$ a year. This will be increased next year. But this stupid health
system would not pay for batteries.
But I guess that the health system in Norway is much better than in US.
Nearly nobody in this country has insurance. And we hardly have any private
> From: TAtigger <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Re: MiniMed vs. Disetronic
> Date: 7. desember 1997 15:18
> Hi Eric - the Minimed has an audio bolus feature.
> Just my 2 cents worth - I feel that both pumps are great from my
> The thing that seems to make the difference for folks is the difference
> features. I prefer a memory (and want a better one) because I often do
> without writing it down : (
> So once a day I go through the whole set of memory on pump and meter and
> up my log. Even so....I often have to recreate what I have done -
> have lost pump memory off the back end. I also prefer to be able to
> batteries *anywhere*. And I live in an urban area, and so I don't worry
> fedexing a replacement pump - I have had several meters emergency shipped
> the days when I didn't keep a spare around. Also, the light is great - I
> slightly anal - I look and listen. And the square wave is a feature I
> utilize as I learn more. These are my reasons for choosing minimed.
> My wish list
> **a vibration/silent alarm feature
> **longer, downloadable memory