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Re: [IP] mini med vs disetronic
I've only been pumping for a short time, but went
through some of the issues you are looking at. There are no CDE's in Hawaii that
are trained in the use and education of the disetronic pump. As both a new
pumper and a recently diagnosed type 1.5, it was important for me to have a
resource locally for questions and help. I was told that I'd have to go to
California for training on the diestronic and that I'd have to use a California
CDE for help. That was awkward. I did like the MiniMed 508 on looks
because it didn't look like a medical device and the remote control is
I occasionally swim both in our pool and in the
ocean (or spend a day at the water park) and find that the sillouette
disconnection is best. I just keep track of the time and test periodically
- reconnect if needed and do a quick bolus, disconnect and keep
My CDE said that the waterproof container for the MM is
not perfectly reliable - works good for sports like canoeing/boating, but
for lap swimming, she recommended removal.
Best of luck!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2000 5:01 AM
Subject: [IP] mini med vs
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.