[IP] The Paradigm 512 and angry people
You would think people have a vendetta against MM or something!!!
Okay, concerning the 176 unit max size. I've been using the Paradigm
511 with an average daily use of insulin of 60 units/day. Sure, it
would be nice if it lasted longer...but the fact of the matter is, the
MEDICAL recommendations for maximum time leaving in a site is 2 1/2 to
3 days. The fact that many pumpers have gotten used to leaving it in
much longer just means you are going against medical advice. (Whether
that advice is valid or not is another discussion).
For those who use more than 50 units/day, the Paradigm is sort of
enforcing that requirement for you. While I don't think that was MM's
intention, it is a perfectly valid reason NOT to completely redesign
the pump again to support more than 176 units. (Likely they will,
however, within a few years due to customer complaints.)
Let's all chill, people! It seems that we have nothing better to do
than sit around complaining about improvements the pump companies
(including MM) are trying to do to make our lives easier and better.
So WHAT if Deltec has a pump that does stuff similar to the 512...that
doesn't negate the advances that MM has made in THEIR pump. I mean,
look around. Everywhere you look companies advertise features that
exist in competitor's products. It is the nature of a free-market.
And, the marketing is NOT really aimed primarily at US, pump users, but
at the rest of the diabetic community who has yet to switch to pump
therapy. MM, after all, wants more $6000 customers, not $450 customers.
I'm not just defending MM here because it is "my" pump company. But, I
do find it odd that people on this list have it "out" for MM far more
than any other company, despite the fact that they have the vast
majority of the market.
I'd like to challenge people to an old addage: If you don't have
anything nice to say, don't say anything at all! :-)
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