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Re: [IPp] pump comparison

On 25 Feb 2002 at 19:06, Michael wrote:

> > I'd like to get some opinions on the different brands of pumps. I
> > don't want to jinx it, but I think we might have my daughter's endo
> > convinced that we should give the pump a try.  I have talked to reps
> > of the three big pump companies.  Since my daughter is on just 17
> > units a day, the Animas rep has told me that being able to adjust
> > her basal by .05 increments would be good.  The other companies
> > claim, for various reasons, that it doesn't make a difference.  I
> > prefer a lot of the features on the Paradigm, but if the Animas
> > would give us better control, I'd go with the Animas.  Has anyone
> > switched from a Minimed pump to an Animas and noticed a difference
> > in control? 
> Couple of things 1) the Paradigm delivers in 0.05 unit steps
> 2) It really does not make a big difference AND, as she grows her 
> insulin requirements will at times be much higher than and adults.
> Pick the pump based on the features you like. All of these companies 
> make good equipment -- AND, any of them are better than MDI. No 
> matter who you get input from.... they will swear that their's is the 
> very best pick :-)
> Michael
> email @ redacted

And to not show bias here, let's also hear from the fourth "big" pump company about the Dana Diabecare!   There is a link to their website at the bottom of our main page 
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