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Re: [IP] Infusion Sets soon a thing of the past for me (Part2)



I think that all this talk about my pump is better than yours is getting
old.  I think just getting on a pump ...any pump... is the main thing .  It
is a personal choice on which one after that.  Everyone is going to like one
or the other for certain reasons. ...just do the research and compare for
yourself..but to say one is better than another..I wish that would stop
----- Original Message -----
From: "fs" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>; "Sam" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Infusion Sets soon a thing of the past for me (Part2)


> ----- Original Message -----
> > Since the infusion sets for both the MiniMed (except the Paradigm) and
> > Disetronic are interchangeable, I don't understand the meaning of your
> last
> > two paragraphs or even the subject line. All pumps use an infusion set
of
> > some sort so there is no way around that. In the US, about 80% of
pumpers
> > use the MiniMed, most of whom are quite happy with their pumps. I've
> > personally used the MiniMed and now have an Animas. Even though the
Animas
> > delivers insulin much more quickly than the MiniMed, I haven't noticed
any
> > differences in the way my infusion sites behave. I've used both
Disetronic
> > and MiniMed sets with my Animas.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Sam
> ----------------
> Sorry about the confusion, but I was unable to establish a reliable link
to
> the
> DIAPORT
> which is the actual subject of my post.
> Peritoneal delivery has, in theory and hopefully also very soon in my own
> experience, many advantages.
>
> Among the advantages are that cannulas (i.e. sticking yourself every third
> day) will no longer be necessary.
> Absorption is constant.
>
>  I expect hyperinsulation to be considerably reduced.
> The problems, costs and risks associated with the implantable MiniMed pump
> do not apply.
> Since insulin does not pass through the heart on its way to the liver,
> coronary disease associated with hyperinsulation is in theory less likely
to
> occur.
>
> But above all no more itching and sticking myself for at least 5 years.
>
>
>
> FS
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