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Re: [IP] MM & D* pumps - Correction :)



> 
> It seems as though there has been lots of negative postings about
> the new MM508 pump.  I just thought I'd throw in my experience and
> opinions - which have not been as extreme as others have posted.
> I just wanted to express a balanced opinion regarding MM.  I'm
> not trying to perpetuate a D* vs MM battle, etc, because I recognize
> D* to be a good pump also.  So please, this is not being thrown
> out there for a "urinating content" (reworded phase) :)

Should be "urinating CONTEST", not content.  :)

> 
> First, I have had three alarms go off on mine - ever.  But, per the book,
> you are to clear out the alarm, and if it re-occurs, then call MM. I
> have only had to call them once, even though I've had two that re-occurred.
> I had an A57 (?memory), that happened once, and didn't reoccur after
> being cleared (it turned out to be a software fault - probably due to 
> static electricity during a bike ride).  I had an A37 (date & time error) 
> BEFORE the daylight savings problem, which allowed me to recognize what 
> the problem was on Oct 31, so I didn't bother calling them.   Otherwise, 
> I have not had any problems.  MM wanted to swap my pump when I metioned to 
> them about the A57 (I didn't call them about it - but mentioned it when I
> was asking them other questions), so I did get a replacement.  So far,
> I have not had any batteries go low or dead to date, since I started
> the pump on Oct 19th (I have the RF device disabled, rarely use the
> light, and use tone beeps instead of vibrate to save battery power).  
> MM has been great in supporting me so far.  
> 
> When I was first trying to get a pump - several years ago, I was
> leaning towards getting the D* pump.  In my opinion, it had better
> options (a back lit display, better basal resolution, etc).
> But, my endo only was familiar with the MM pump, and would not
> prescribe others.  But, 2-3 years have passed since then, and
> now the MM508 had all of the advantages the D* had (except maybe 
> not being waterproof), so I had no arguement against my endo's decision 
> this time.
> 
> Funny:  Back 2-3 years ago, when I was trying to get a pump, I had
> contacted D*.  Since then, they have sent me questionaires, and just
> yesterday, sent me a laminated card with my D* customer ID number,
> and D*'s phone numbers to call....  But I don't own one, and never
> have.  Somehow they *think* I am a D* pump customer :)
> 
> I just wanted to say something good about my experiences with MM,
> to counter balance the overwhelming flood of bad comments.  
> 
> Kevin
> 
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