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[IP] Life of a pump

Cindy wrote:
>I have been using the MiniMed 507 for almost a year now.  I am curious to
>if anyone knows how long a pump lasts?  I know MiniMed take care of
>things, but when do you just scrap it and get a new pump?  Not a major
>question, just wondering.  Thanks.  

I recently asked MM about repairing my pump (506 3 yrs old in Jan '98)
because I had damaged the face. Their response was that they would sell me a
"refurbished pump" for $395.00 and my old pump. I believe refurbished pump
had only a 90 guarantee.
---Jim Lieb
Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/