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[IP] Size of an old pump..
- Subject: [IP] Size of an old pump..
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 13:32:57 -0400
On Mon, 19 Oct 1998 "Paula Berketo" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> When I was in grade six - around 1976, I remember my mom showing me
> a picture of a man in the newspaper. He was hooked up to an insulin
> This thing was the size of a T.V. and the man, needless to say, was
I remember a few pictures from MY prepump days of giant back-packs and
The first COMMERCIAL pumps (autosyringe and I can't remember who made
the other one) were quite large next to todays. I remember comparing
them to the new SONY walkmen out at the time (18 years ago) and having
many people comment on how I 'never took my walkman off'.
These were not unlivable, just pretty much un-hidable.
(They were also NOT programmable. They had ONE basal rate which one
adjusted by diluting the insulin to properly provide the set basal
rate and then calculating what one bolus pump would deliver (1/1000 of
a cc of that wonderful diluted mix) in order to calculate bolus meal
((((OK OK I'll eventually get around to writing the history of the
insulin pump FAQ. I still would LOVE any pictures or books or
expecially the manuals for those early monsters)))))
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/