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[IP] RE: Disetronic Question
This is a question for all D users:
>There have been several posts to the insulin-pumpers listserver
>pumps from MM pump users. There have not been many posts from D
>Would you please take a few moments to answer these questions:
>1. Why did you choose the Disetronic pump?
It has 2 microprocessors, if the batteries are removed you don't have to
reprogram your basal rates, I guess in the back of my mind I kept *hearing*
about all the problems people were having with MM. <sorry.> I remember
someone making a comparison of the 2 pumps, (I believe they had used both)
and said it was like comparing (D, MM) respectively an IBM with a PB. That
stuck in my mind also.
>2. What are the three things you like best about the Disetronic
(1) Back up pump
(2) If the batteries are removed you don't have to reprogram basal
(3) Hrmmmmm . . . having trouble coming up with a third -- I believe
that the back up pump was the deciding factor for me. I love my pump and if I
chose the MM, I'm sure I would love that pump also.
>3. What are the top three things you would change about the
Maybe add the square wave bolus feature like the MM -- other than that I
wouldn't change a thing.
Jack had mentioned that he could only view the last bolus with his D. I just
got the HTron Plus and you can view many boluses (maybe 10) . I don't know
for sure how many, but it also shows a history of alarms that have gone off.
Maybe you have an older pump? I'm not a longtime *veteran* of pumping, so I'm
not familiar with the prior versions.
>4. What do you think of the customer service provided by the
I have only had excellent CS from Disetronic. Have yet to order any
supplies or anything, but if I have any questions about anything I usually
email my pump rep/trainer, and he is always very helpful.
>5. What advice would you give to someone selecting and just
starting to use a pump?
Like everyone else has said, Go by what is important to you. One
important thing to remember is that the only *wrong* choice is saying *no* to
pumping. Whichever pump you choose will be the *right* answer for YOU!!
Now I just have to learn how to count carbs. . . *sigh* . . . Bought the
Pumping Insulin book . . . now that the holidays are over and we are in our
new quarters (moved on post over Christmas) I will concentrate on this book!!
>I look forward to receiving your insights.
>email @ redacted
IDDM for 35 of my 36.5 years
Assimilated : 7 December 1999
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