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Re: [IP] Disetronic vs. Minimed - Users input needed please!!
- Subject: Re: [IP] Disetronic vs. Minimed - Users input needed please!!
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 14:34:50 EDT
In a message dated 98-10-12 13:40:49 EDT, you write:
<< MiniMed Pros
* Beeper like appearance
* Square Wave Bolus (How useful really?)
* Wealth of accessories (clips, cases, etc)
* U.S. market lead
* Standard batteries
* Less durable?
* Not waterproof w/o bulky case
* Delivers insulin very slowly
* Noisy clicking motor
I've just confirmed that my insurance will pay 100% for the price of the
dual wave very useful especially with humalog. i use regularly. also, useful
for someone with gastroparesis.
MiniMed is just as waterproof as Disetronic just chose to say watertight.
water can not get to the motor. the motor has a lifetime warrenty.
the clicks are unique to the soleniod motor. also, it can not short out as a
DC motor can.
i have known patients to have their pump for more than 12 years but most do
not keep that long beccause of technology improvements. they upgrade before
there is a problem.
you can always get a second pump when traveling if you have concerns by
contacting your local rep.
it is the only pump i would consider using and have used MiniMed personnally
for 10 years now. as an educator i highly recommend it. this is an important
and personnal decision.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/