Re: [IP] I'm Positive!!!
In a message dated 12/16/04 7:43:45 AM, email @ redacted writes:
> If Animas, Deltec and heck, even Disetronic who doesn't
> sell any pump right now, feel that it is worthwhile to support our
> forum, why not Medtronic?
Hmmm. Maybe because Animas, Deltec and Disetronic don't get daily hate mail
messages on the IP? Even if someone is having a problem with one of those
pumps and posts a message or question, not once have I read an e-mail response
against whichever company manufactures the pump in question. As soon as
anyone asks a question about a problem with MM or their MM pump, there will
regularly be 10-20 messages chiming in "that's why I tossed MM and went
Considering the number of MM pumpers on this list, it amazes me that most sit
silent. If one is part of the overwhelming majority of pumpers on this list
(and in the general insulin-pumping population) using MM products, they need
to SPEAK UP and sing the raises of their pump when MM is getting bashed.
Once MM sees that there is a favorable environment for them to spend their
they will do so. As I have mentioned before, when I sold car magazine
advertising, no domestic manufacturers advertised because our magazine was an
import car publication and the climate wouldnt have been favorable for them to
so. Companies advertise where they feel the will reap the most benefit and a
negetive environment towards their products is not the best use of their
Keep in mind that the change in environment wouldn't have immediate impact
though. All corporate budgets are set far in advance of their calendar year or
fiscal year, so just because you ask for money now, doesn't mean it is in the
budget tomorrow. All corporations have procedures for requesting donations.
When handling fund-raising for my Camp Fire USA Council and lots of other
non-profits, a formal letter on official stationary with all the apropriate
information was required at the company at least 3 months before their
year began for requests to make that budget even if it was a company who had
previously donated. Some companies do quarterly budgets, but some do them
Just my 2 cents that I have given before, but the same questions keep coming
up, so I drag out the same answers.
~ Michelle ~
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