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Re: [IP] Opinions on the Paradigm upgrade



I am new pumper so I can not give you a comparison but everyone at Medtronic
Minimed have been great. I love the 512 . I think the only bad thing I can
say is Minimed is very SLOW with getting their software out for this thing.
VERY SLOW
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Juan Antonio Dominion" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 6:07 PM
Subject: RE: [IP] Opinions on the Paradigm upgrade


> According to MiniMed, and the manual for the 512, you CAN utilize the
> Bolus Wizard with a manually entered blood glucose.  (You can access the
> manual online through MiniMed's Website.)  I too am considering an
> upgrade from the 511 to the 512 and I'm leaning towards it.  However,
> I'm still awaiting the training video which is being sent, so that I can
> see how the features actually work.  Also, I was left a telephone
> message by a MiniMed sales rep stating that there was a study which
> showed better control with the 512 and Bolus Wizard.  I am awaiting this
> in hopes that I can get my Endo to write a letter of medical necessity
> for the upgrade so that I might possibly get reimbursed by my insurance
> company.
>
> I would also like to hear from anyone who has personal experience with
> the 512, good or bad.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Adele Morgan
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 10:10 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Opinions on the Paradigm upgrade
>
> Just to let you know as soon as they replaced my BD monitor, I've only
> had
> about 2 E-3's in the last 6 weeks. I absolutely love having the bolus
> wizard
> and you can't utilize this feature without the BD Link monitor.
> Thanks
> Adele
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sandra Winkworth" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 8:59 AM
> Subject: [IP] Opinions on the Paradigm upgrade
>
>
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> > Speaking of the Flexible Spending Account, I have to now figure my
> dollar
> > figure for next years expenses.  I am strongly contemplating putting
> in
> > $500 to cover the new Paradigm upgrade.   However.....I would love
> input
> > from those already on it.   I completely dislike and do not trust the
> BD
> > monitor.  I've had too many troubles with it.  Therefore, I would not
> use
> > that monitor.    So...for those of you out there who purchased the
> > Paradigm upgrade........is it worth it??     If not using the BD
> monitor
> > with it would you still recommend it?   Does anyone out there wish
> > they DIDN'T purchase it?   This is for my 9 year old daughter.     As
> > always, I appreciate your help!
> >
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