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Re: [IP] Minimed Press release Take Action

Hi Brad, Being anewbie, to the pump fields, I'd be very interested in your 
opinion of both. Would and second pump from MM help with peace of mind? Or 
would you feel more comfortable with the D? Just the basic which one do you 
like and why.
Dan B.   T1 20+

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>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] Minimed Press release Take Action
>Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 17:57:12 EST
>In today's New York Times(Sat. Nov 20 page C3 Business section) and I 
>MInimed to spend up to 1.5 Million to fix Insulin Pumps.
>Minimed Inc., a maker of diabetes treatment products, plans to spend as 
>as $1.5 million to upgrade some of its insulin pumps because of a software
>problem. Minimed shares fell $5, to $80, yesterday. Minimed based in 
>Calif. said its 508 insulin infusion pump, which it began distributing Oct. 
>could when programmed in a specific way, have a software error that would
>result in the patient's receiving an incorrect dosage of insulin.
>(Bloomberg News)
>The scary thing I have heard is that when you program the second or third
>basil profile for exercise or weekends it, at its own unpredictable time
>substitutes one of the other profiles and you wont know it until your BS
>responds to it. From the wording on the release they are waiting for us to
>call them and say we have a problem, this seems like the most logical
>business approach to keep the cost down. IF I had a 508 I would first sell 
>shares of MM and then call them for an upgraded version BEFORE it gives me 
>incorrect dose. Obviously this is my plan and opinion as the news is
>presented to me I do not intend to start a pump war, and I do plan to rebuy
>my shares before MM recovers from this setback as we all know they will. I
>wish all 508ers out there the best of luck with their quest. Brad, pumper
>since 1987 (both pumps)
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