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Re: [IP] 508 vs. Paradigm



On Fri, 4 Oct 2002, Jacqui Hall wrote:

> When my doctor was choosing what type of pump for me (only about 2 months ago)
> he said that the 508 would be better since i am pregnant but it doesn't seem
> that it would make a difference.

It will definetly make a difference when you are in the third trimester
and your insulin requirements approach 100u/day. The Paradigm only holds
~150u of usable insulin whereas the 508 holds ~300

Michael

> My insurance covers everything for me (thank
> the Lord) so I might call minimed and just get their opinion on whether or not
> a pregnant woman can use the paradigm, it sounds a lot better then the 508.
>
> Jacqui
>
>
> >>>I consider the paradigm better for a couple reasons (of course, these are
> just my opinion).
> 1. It is 1/3 smaller
> 2. It is water resistant
> 3. It uses regular batteries (AAA)
> 4. They say it is easier to use, but I believe that is more up to the
> individual.
> Hope I didn't offend anyone
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