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Re: [IP] Nearing a choice

At 09:51 AM 2/26/1999 -0200, you wrote:
>There aren't as many of us Disetronic users, but here it goes.  The biggest
>Disetronic advantage is it's waterproof - great for long days at the beach
>or pool when disconnecting would mean going back to shots, or frequent
>connect /disconnections with a minimed, or a sportspack that looks a bit
>bulky.  Jenna just slides her D into her swimsuit, and the Spandex makes it
>stay put.  The insulin cartridge drops straight in, I've read messages about
>getting the "wings" on the insulin cartridges of MM to be in place properly,
>no such problem with D.  Also MM people complain about battery doors coming
>off- batteries on D screw into place and stay put, no doors at all on the
>pump to come off.  D delivers insulin more frequently, in smaller boluses,
>so if you miss a delivery pulse because you're disconnected for a few
>minutes, you don't miss quite as much insulin. D beeps each time the bolus
>button is pressed, so it is easy to set boluses through clothes without
>taking the D out to look at the screens to give boluses at restaurants.  It
>also gives confirmation beeps, so it does let you know it's working when it
>delivers the insulin (though there aren't any clicks).  It's not quite as
>cute as a MM, but it is the same size, and Jenna keeps hers in her pocket
>anyways and doesn't much care how it looks.  Our service from D has been
>good.  And the best part is 2 pumps, so that if one breaks, you've always
>got that backup.  Good Luck!
>Nancy Morgan, Jenna's mom, dx'ed 2/98, pumping since 9/98 with Disetronics
>and Humalog/Velosulin mix

I have to agree with this totally.. (one of the few on the Disetronic), but
like i can't stress enough YMMV.. but i'll always push for a Dis. pump.. he he

Brian Carter
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