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Re: [IP] how many pumpers ?

I think the true answer is  who know.  The last number I have heard was
around 200,000.  But I am sure that has changed by now.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kristen Olgren" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 1:44 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] how many pumpers ?

> > I believe it was 2/02 that MM issued their 100,000th pump. Add the other
> > companies onto that and you have your definite number - as well as the
> > additional ones MM has added in 11 months. (~_^)
> No, that doesn't really work.  I personally skew those results, and I am
> quite certain I am not an anomaly.  I've had a MM 504 pump.  Then I got a
> MM507.  I am two of those MM pumps included in their total, but one
> I'll bet there are lots of us.
> In just a few months, I plan to get a different pump, likely from another
> manufacturer.  I will not become a new pumper.  I will simply be one who
> purchased two MM pumps using a different pump.  You can't add me to the
> total number of MM pumps at that point.
> Subtract from that total sold all people who tried the pump and quit, or
> unfortunately died, and I'm sure MM's 100,000 sold does not mean they have
> 100,000 current pumpers.  It just means they've sold, during the many
> they've sold insulin pumps, a total of 100,000+.  The number of
> involved is not represented in that total in any way.
> Hope that makes sense.
> Kristen
> dxd 1985, pumping since 1990
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