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Re: [IP] mini med vs disetronic
Pam, I took a year to make my decision to go with Disetronic.
Mini-Med was just a little too slick for me. I got promotional
material from both companies, joined Pumpers for a year and listened, and
then I MADE MY OWN decision. I went with Disetronic because:
We are active, travel internationally, and live in MN.
Travel: Disetronic is solid, reliable, and simple. You get
two pumps for the cost of one. If I am in the Amazon jungle and a
pump fails (highly unlikely), if have a spare.
Activity: I do all things with my pump on, shower, pool, ocean,
waves, snorkel, sex. No problem.
Local Access: Disetronic USA is located in St. Paul, MN. No
problem. But now that I have the pump, I buy nothing from
them. I have a mail order firm in MN that supplies all pump
supplies, all testing supplies, and prescription drugs, including
insulin. They bill BOTH insurance companies. I never touch a
piece of paper. Anyway, Disetronic has a web site and you can order
Hope this helps.
At 10:01 AM 6/4/00 -0500, you wrote:
I'm new here and not
yet a pumper but hope to be soon if insurance will cover it. I am
concerned about choosing the right pump. I originally had wanted the
disetronic due to it's waterproof capabilities but then the new mini med
has a remote. Has anyone used the sports pak with the mini med and found
that it is waterproof? We have a pool and are in the water quite a bit in
the summer. Anothe concern is that there is no local provider for
disetronic supplies in my area (Oklahoma) so I would have to order from
California, or so I am told by my insurance carrier. That means I would
really have to stay on top of keeping up with my supplies. Any
suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This is a big decision for me
since it will be a big mpact on my lifestyle.
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