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Re: [IP] RE (IP) MM vs D



> Physiological studies show that the pancreas delivers basal insulin
> approximately every three minutes. 

Bear in mind that the pancreas delivers the insulin directly to the 
blood stream wheras a pump delivers it to subcutaneous tissue where 
it must infuse into the blood stream. Even with the fastest insulin 
(Humalog) this process take almost 2 hours and the initial effects 
are only seen after 15 to 30 minutes so the rate of delivery from the 
pump really make no difference at all.

The only real functional differences between the pumps appear to be 
that D is entirely waterproof and MM has the Square/Dual wave 
feature. A user can easily get along without either of these and not 
notice the difference in the long run since there are many 
work-arounds (currently practiced by the "other" pump users) for 
which ever pump a user happens to choose.

 >(Wayne, John...do  your sources
> state differently?) The issue for most people, however is the degree
> of control they have with whatever delivery time from the pump they
> choose to use to meet their own personal physiological differences.
> Choose the pump that meets your lifestyle, personal preferences, and
> comfort level. They both work well. 
> 
> Barbara B.
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