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RE: [IP] deciding on a pump - delivery rates



Where in my post did I mention either pump company?  Please don't put words in 
my mouth that I didn't speak.

With a smaller dosing increment, any pump will be able to deliver basal
insulin more often IRREGARDLESS OF ITS MOTOR DESIGN.


--- "Handsfield, James H. (PHPPO)" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Brent [mailto:email @ redacted] wrote:
> 
> > With a pump that delivers insulin every 3 minutes, a .05 unit difference
> > can
> > be significant.    
> 
> You are comparing apples to oranges.  The mechanics of the delivery systems
> of Disetronic and Minimed are different.  Minimed uses a step motor;
> Disetronic uses a DC motor.  Minimed delivers 0.1 units per step, and the
> number of steps in a given period depends on the units per hour.  Disetronic
> gives whatever portion of the units necessary every three minutes regardless
> of the amount per hour.  But both systems accurately deliver basal rates.


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