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Re: [IP] Choose by color?



I think that there are probably a lot of us out here who had the pump
company chosen by their health care "team".  Not surprisingly, my nurse CDE
dictated.  I would have come to the same choice anyway, but....
Lori
dx'71, MM507 1/98, Humalog
-----Original Message-----
From: Forrest Green <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: May 04, 1998 04:35 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Choose by color?


>he he.. This comments sounds like it might have come from a person when
>asked how a car works and says "I don't know how it works, I put gas in
>it and it runs"  Too bad we couldn't just fill up the insulin tank
>everytime it got low with no other thinking required.  For such a
>thinking person's disease as diabetes is I'm surprised by this.. I
>agonized over all the differences before choosing.  Not going to say
>which one I chose because it's rediculous to spout out reasons...
>Everyone is different and they need to make the decicion themselves, not
>by popular opinion.
>Forrest
>
>Raillfan wrote:
>>
>> WM wrote 'I picked Minimed for the blue color.
>> :-)
>> -wm
>>
>> Choosing a pump because of the color??? I Chose the Disetronic because it
>> seems to be of a more durable and rugged design (I did not like the
battery
>> door on the Minimed), plus the Disetronic is water proof!!! (the Minimed
I
>> believe is just resistant).All you have to do is put the cap on top of
the
>> cartridge cap to plug the two pressure equalization holes. I went
Snorkling in
>> the Carribean for 3 hours straight with my pump. And even if you forget
to put
>> the cap on, or lose it the worst that might happen is water would
possibly mix
>> in with the insulin, it still won't get inside the pump unless you have
one or
>> both of the batteries missing.
>> And to answer WM's question, yes the Disetronic has an audio bolus, it
beeps
>> each time you push the button, then it repeats the beeps back before it
>> delivers so you can count them again and double check yourself.
>> Scooter
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