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Re: [IP] Pumping Questions


Thanks for the information.


At 09:47 PM 11/23/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Carl Baker wrote:
>> I'll be meeting with pump representatives in the near future.  I feel that
>> each supplier with give me a sales pitch and claim their pump is superior.
>> With only two choices, I have a 50% chance of choosing the best one.  Is
>> there really any major differences in the pumps? 
>Basically, no. There are several features on each make that may be important 
>to you. MiniMed is supposed to be a bit simpler to operate, and has several
>features, such as the lightup screen for night time use, the decorator colors
>and the not yet available (till early next year?) data communicatrion system
>add on for downloading to your PC.
>Disetronics is designed to be waterproof, and takes a bit more technical
>to some things, but takes a bit more training and experience, at least for
>Also note that MiniMed tends to be favored in the USA, since the company is 
>here, where Disetronics is more popular in Europe, since Disetronics is a
>Swiss company. Which 1 you choose depends on your view of the features
>that are important for YOU. Be wary of claims of what's wrong with the other 
>pump, it's usually not real.
> Please let me know your
>> opinions?  Also, I have the same question regarding infusion sets.  What are
>> users having the most comfort and delivery with? 
>There are also 2 major choices in Teflon infusion sets, which last longer and
>cause less damage for many pumpers, though there are multiple kinds of steel
>needle infusion sets, mostly a choice between straight or bent needles from the
>same 2 manufacturers. MiniMed makes the QR Teflon detachable sets, and Maersk
>a different Teflon set, which is sold under 3 brand names: Disetronics Tenders,
>MiniMed Silhouettes, or Pureline Comforts, sold in the USA by Chronimed.
>These can be seen on the MiniMed webpage at:
>under Products.
>Ted Quick
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