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Re: [IP] pump selection questions

On 6 Jan 2001, at 14:25, Janet Lafler wrote:

> slow. My understanding is that the Minimed delivers the basal rate in
> .1 unit increments, no matter what your basal rate is. So if it's
> .1/hr, you get one dose at the top of the hour. The Disetronic and the
> Animas deliver the basal rate in 1/20 of the dose (whatever that dose
> is) every 3 minutes. So if you have a very low basal rate, you get it
> in very tiny increments indeed.

> you need to disconnect the pump for some reason, and you have a very
> low basal rate programmed, the timing is much more important. With the
> Minimed you could be disconnected for 10 minutes and miss your whole
> basal dose for that hour. With the other two pumps, you'd only miss
> about 3/20 of the basal dose. 

Ah!  But with the Minimed, if you missed a tenth unit you could 
bolus to make up.  With the Animas and H-tron you can't bolus 
such a small amount as what you miss with it disconnected.

George     ;>)
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