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Re: [IP] Paradigm questions



We "trained" on the 508 with saline and we are now using the paradigm with
insulin.  We LOVE it!  The reservoir is easier to load...less hassle with
bubbles.
No clicking.  Easier menu to get thru, if you want to get out of one, you
just hit escape.  The issue with the U50 an U100 hasn't been one for us.  We
just change the battery when it alarms to do so and haven't lost any basal
recordings yet. NO problems here.
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 10:08 PM
Subject: [IP] Paradigm questions


> I read the article that was an attachment to an earlier post that compared
> the new Paradigm to the 508.
>
> After reading this, I am a little scared to switch from my 508 to the new
> pump.  It sais that if the battery is left out for more than 60 seconds
that
> you have to start over programming in your basal rates.  Has anyone had
this
> problem?  I know that when the low battery alarm on my 508 goes off, I
have
> several hours until I need to change the batteries.
>
> And as in the priming, you have to choose if you are using U-50 or U-100
> insuling and if you accindentally program in U-50 you will get double to
> amount of insulin that you really need.  Has anyone had this problem?
>
> I was all excited about upgrading my pump before I read the article, but
now
> I am having second and third thoughts about it.  Knock on wood, I have not
> had any problems with my 508 and am happy with it.  And after seeing the
new
> pump my Minimed rep wore, it really isn't all that much size difference
(the
> size of my 508 does not bother me).
>
> Can anyone shed some more light as to the pros and cons of swithcing to
the
> new pump?  All will be appreciated.
>
> Thank you,.
>
> Gina
> MM 508 since 3/31/01
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