[IPu] Fw: [IP] Upgrading to MM 715 from the MM 712
As stated previously, the Medtronic 715 won't be released in AUS at present.
However, for those using /preferring Medtronic Pumps, this may be worth
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Hatcher" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 1:43 AM
Subject: [IP] Upgrading to MM 715 from the MM 712
There's a lot of hoopla over software and online reports, etc., but the
best three things that the 715 has over the 712 are as follows (in my book,
1. Insulin sensitivity. You can set your own sensitivity with the
715. It defaults to 6 hours, but you can move that down or up, as needed,
for better control. I personally moved my down a bit and have had better
control since then.
2. Icons on the main window. I'm a planner. So, having icons that show
battery levels and insulin levels (left) help me quite a bit.
3. Backlight. On the 712, the backlight only worked on some screens
(because you need the down arrow to do certain things on those
windows). Now you can make the backlight come on from ANY screen using a
slightly different button combination. This helps me quite a bit since I
do a lot of activities outdoors.
I personally would pay the $200 for these features. As for the hassle . .
I didn't experience any hassle. Just had to follow the upgrade program .
That's my take on it. Hope it helps.
At 10:47 PM 2/3/2005, you wrote:
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 14:47:40 -0800
From: "Steve" <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] MiniMed pump loaner program for Travellers
Patrick, I'm seriously considering upgrading from the 712 to the 715. Do
you think it's worth the $199.00 and the time and effort? Your comments
would be appreciated. Steve
Pumping since 2000
Used MM 508, 712
Now using MM 715
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