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RE: [IP] My beloved backlight



Which brand of batteries do you use? I'm lucky if mine last a month!

Tara

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted 
> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
> Of ager
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2000 1:53 PM
> To: Insulin Pumpers
> Subject: [IP] My beloved backlight
> 
> 
> In a continuing thread on why folks chose the Diesetronic 
> over MM pump, my
> colleague in Dallas, Jeffrey Weiss, says of his D choice:
> 
> "I haven't yet found a reason to wish for a backlight.''
> 
> Doesn't he ever feel funny in the night and hate to wake up 
> his bedmate to
> check when he last bolused? Doesn't he ever need to bolus for 
> popcorn in a
> dark movie theater? Isn't he ever in the kitchen late at 
> night for a snack
> and just too lazy to turn on the light?
> 
> I use my MM backlight AT LEAST 6 times each 24-hour period. 
> Others have
> warned it burns the battery fast, but my batteries last about 
> 6 months, I've
> found, so that's not a worry.
> 
> PS: My other reason for choosing MiniMed is that they, not 
> Diesetronic, are
> doing significant work on the glucose sensors, which I'd like 
> to be in on.
> 
> 
> 
> S.
> Detroit Free Press
> 
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