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Re: [IP] Re: Iowans, and which pump



I have switched from the Minimed 507c to a pump that delivers every 3
minutes and also delivers boluses, immediately and I have lowered my A1c's
another 1%.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Denise G" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:15 AM
Subject: [IP] Re: Iowans, and which pump


> > From: "gtlovelace" <email @ redacted>
> >   But IMO the way to choose which pump you want is to
> > try, if not all, at least three of them.  There are links on the Links
> page
> > http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/links.shtml  that will point you to
> > "Comparison Pages" for the 4 companies and the 6 pumps currently being
> sold
> > in the US.
> >
> > George   (soon to be "comparing" pumps for a replacement on my expiring
> > warranties)       ;>)
> >
> Hi George
>
> Thank you for posting the pump comparison page. As I too am comparing
pumps
> (I am due for a new one next month) I printed the page  and went down the
> list highlighting the features I liked in green and the ones I didn't like
> in orange, my least favorite color.
>
> To my surprise, the Disetronic D -Tron  had the most green highlighting.
>  I had not even considered this pump probably because there is more
> discussion of Minimed and Animas on the pumpers list.
>
> My Minimed 507 was the only pump offered to me originally, now I can
choose
> according to my needs.  The Animas rep showed me their  pump, but I  found
> the screens a bit too cluttered for my visual comfort.   Also, too many
> basal profiles, too many color choices etc.  As I get older and
experiencing
> many senior moments, I like things simple and uncluttered.
>
> The Minimed 508 turns me off because of its record of failures reported on
> IP IP, but also its lack of water proofness, (I just want to get in and
out
> of the shower without disconnecting or needing a shower bag) and the fact
> that  the downloading software is presently only available to doctors. I
> need those downloads to refresh my own memory.  The Paradigm is not
> downloadable and I don't like the exclusivity of its infusion sets.  What
if
> they have a shortage of those sets?
>
> I have a question re the duration of the bolus on the D-Tron.  It is 4
> seconds, while the Minimed 508 is 35 seconds.  I have always liked a
slower
> delivery rate  as I am concerned about insulin pooling. Has anyone had a
> problem from switching to a pump with a faster delivery rate ?
>
> I am waiting for the Disetronic rep to call me re the D-Tron and hope that
> he will call back soon.  I admit that I am a bit afraid of switching pump
> companies as I've had great service with Minimed soooo....
>
> Denise Guerin
> Type 1 47 years
> Minimed 507 4 years
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