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Re: [IP] Why I Chose the D-Tron



Some people are not allowed the luxury of choosing which pump they want. 
My HMO said here's what you get.  My HMO works with MM and I have been
happy with the 508.

Janet, dx'd 9/76, pumping since 1/01

On Mon, 28 May 2001 22:49:52 -0400 "Carey Gardner" <email @ redacted>
writes:
> >Hi Carey,
> >Congrats to you on your new buddy Dunkin.  I was wondering why you 
> chose this
> >brand instead of one of the others?  I am in the process of 
> researching them
> >and would appreciate any info you have. Thanks and good luck.
> >Brenda
> 
> I chose the D-Tron because:
> 
> 1. Waterproof
> 2. Design permits clear view of insulin cartridge
> 3. Just hit menu a certain number of times to get to the correct 
> function.
> Don't have to hit up and down buttons to go through menus. I can 
> even do this
> while I am driving or doing something else where I can't look at the 
> pump.
> Then I just listen for tones as I perform functions.
> 4. Company founded in 1984
> 5. No static problems
> 6. Infared port (for programming basal rates on the computer)
> 7. Stepper motor
> 8. Designed to use pre-filled cartridges (which I am using now)
> 9. Able to detect leaks behind the rubber plunger
> 10. Insulin dosages every 3 minutes
> 11. Continous safety checks
> 
> You can also do a saline trial with each of the pumps to see which 
> one you
> prefer. Whichever one you chose, make sure you check out all three 
> and decide
> which is best for you. My endo said some people spend more time 
> picking out a
> new refrigerator than an insulin pump.
> 
> One thing I really like about the pump since I started is being able 
> to
> exercise without being forced to stop and eat! I turn the pump off 
> during my
> workouts, which has worked quite well so far.
> 
> Now, if I can just keep the cat away from the tubing... :-)
> 
> Carey & Dunkin
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