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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 04:32:16 From: "John Hughes" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] MiniMed Belt clip

Someone posted that MiniMed sent them a new belt clip ASAP. Well
Mr. Ben Noonan of MiniMed said he would send me one in November and
I have not seen anything. I have also sent him 2 separate emails
and he has NOT bothered to reply. It seems the only way I have been
able to get one is to pay for it.

Whoever posted that MM sent them one ASAP, did you just call the 800
number or what did you tell them to get this kind of response?


Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 00:19:18 -0500
From: "Brian" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Police Occupation Question - SHOCKING!

I was inquiring about getting a local police job in Massachusetts and under
the physical test I came across some interesting information. You are
DISQUALIFIED from the physical test if you have 1) UNCONTROLLED diabetes
mellitus or 2) if you have diabetes and USE AN INSULIN PUMP. I guess this
means I would need to go back to injections and the I could pass this stage
of the testing...

I find this shocking. If anyone has info about being a police officer in
mass or anywhere else with this requirement, please E-MAIL me! Thanks!


Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 00:21:39 -0500
From: "Brian" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Infusion Set problem...

I recently inserted a Silo and the next day I noticed blood started to fill
the catheter at the site. After I pulled the site to change it, the area
bled perfusely and now left a large black and blue. Is this "normal"? (I
am a new pumper is haven't had this problem occur yet)

Thanks in advance for your help!


To: "'email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>'" 
<email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>> 
Subject: RE: [IP] The Glucowatch 
From: "Owens, Lisa" <email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>> 
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 09:26:22 -0600 
Reply-To: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>

Has this even been released yet?  I have been interested in it, yet have not
seen where it has hit the market.  Please advise if you have any


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [<mailto:email @ redacted>]
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 9:05 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] The Glucowatch

Hello Group!  I have a few questions about the glucowatch.  Does anyone on 
this group use it?  How do you like it?  Did your insurance pay for it?  And

about the batteries, how often do they require changing?  I am very 
interested in getting this and would love knowing more about it.  Any info. 
you could share would be greatly appreciated.  You can e-mail me privately
you'd like.

Thanks so much,

Amanda's mom     dx at 3 1/2  4-97    pumping as of 7-99

To: "'email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>'" 
<email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>> 
Subject: RE: [IP] The Glucowatch 
From: "Handsfield, James H." <email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>> 
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 10:33:01 -0500 
Reply-To: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>

Lisa [<mailto:email @ redacted>] wrote:

> Has this even been released yet?  I have been interested in
> it, yet have not
> seen where it has hit the market.  Please advise if you have any
> information.

Clinical testing is not yet complete.  The FDA required evidence that
interstitial fluid glucose (IFG) is equivalent to blood or serum glucose.

Jim Handsfield
<mailto:email @ redacted> OR
<mailto:email @ redacted>

To: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted> 
Subject: [IP] Article on Kids with Pumps 
From: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted> 
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 21:18:39 EST 
Reply-To: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>

Hi everyone!

I got this today in my ADA web-newsletter that I get about every week or so.
Thought all of you parents would be interested...maybe even use it as a
reference for those of you trying to get your kid on a pump!  The full
article will be published in February's issue of PEDIATRICS.

Roxanne Villanueva RD, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
IDDM X 18 years, Pumping since 1/4/1995.
Remember...Diabetics are naturally sweet!
e-mail:    email @ redacted

Insulin Pump Therapy in Diabetic Kids
Ivanhoe Broadcast News
Feb. 12, 2001 (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Insulin pump therapy is an effective
therapy for routine diabetes care for children and adolescents.

Researchers from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver
studied insulin pump use in 56 patients ages 7 to 23. During the study
period, patients improved on a number of treatment-related measures. Rates of
severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar episodes) decreased, although not
significantly. The percentage of patients reporting decreased versus
increased seizure frequency or hypoglycemia were both statistically

"Even patients with poor initial control may achieve success with (insulin
pump) therapy," wrote researchers. Insulin pump therapy works by delivering a
continuous supply of insulin, which flows from a pump through a plastic tube
and into a needle placed inside the body.

Previous research has reported positive effects of insulin pump therapy,
including a decrease in diabetic complications. However, it also found
patients experience significant weight gain. In the current study,
researchers did not witness unusual weight increases.

Researchers report male patients tended to be less successful in this study.
Questions remain about the effect of insulin pump therapy on quality of life,
and the researchers said they are continuing to study this area. Their study
is published in this month's issue of Pediatrics .      To receive a free
weekly e-mail on Medical Breakthroughs, go to

2000 Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
To: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted> 
Subject: [IP] The First National Commercial for the Insulin Pump 
From: "Shelly Fast" <email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>> 
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 20:29:59 -0800 
Reply-To: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>


My name is Susan, I am interested in some information about the 
first insulin pump used in America. My sister-in-law Toni Orner did a
national commercial in the early 80's to help promote the use of the
insulin pump during pregnancy. My sister-in-law has passed away 
from the diabetes but I would like to have information on the 
creation of the pump since the 80's developement to the pumps 
currently on the market. I would like to create a speech about the 
device from then to now. My email address that I would like a reply 
tto go to is; email @ redacted . If anyone could give me some 
direction for this information I would greatly appreciate the help.

Thank you for your time.


To: <email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>> 
Subject: [IP] Interesting Company 
From: "Moira C. McCarthy" <email @ redacted 
<mailto:email @ redacted>> 
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 09:38:52 -0500 
Reply-To: email @ redacted <mailto:email @ redacted>

Hi list folks: Here is something interesting I found:

Insulet Corporation
J. Christopher Flaherty, President
100 Cummings Center
Suite 231G
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 524-8541
email @ redacted

Insulet Corporation is developing revolutionary disposable products for the
treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes. The Company's initial product will
be a disposable insulin pump designed to compete as the technologically
superior, cost-efficient leader in the growing market of subcutaneous
insulin infusion. The device will be a self-adhesive patch into which all of
the components of a traditional, multipart insulin infusion system have been
integrated. Because the product is replaced frequently, the device is
exceptionally low-maintenance, requires no separate infusion kits and allows
the patient access to the latest technological upgrades with each new


Mom of Lauren, 9, pumper
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