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Re: [IPk] Re: Flights, holidays and Live on BBC.



Thanks Ian, I thought the original pumps might have been even bigger than that
back then. Have you kept any or your old ones?  They would be very interesting
in the future.  Maybe go on display somewhere in a medical setting.  It nice
to know how well the pump has worked for you.

Jackie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Grant" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 25 April 2002 08:29
Subject: [IPk] Re: Flights, holidays and Live on BBC.


> Jackie,
> I got my first pump at Guys as part of a trial run by Prof Harry Keene back
> in 1982 - I was with Dr Martin Wiseman. It was part of a research project to
> try and prove that better control meant less complications. The actual
> project lasted 5 years and the results were, apparently unconclusive. The
> pump was a Mill Hill infuser and you had to dilute insulin with saline. It
> was about 4 times the size of my Minimed 506, cased in metal but changed my
> life!
> Since then I have had pumps from Nova and Grazeby prior to getting the
> Minimed. For about the first 9 years Guys supplied all the consumables (as
> well as the pumps) and in return I did several other research projects for
> them. My kidneys have had more function tests than most and I had a series
> of brain scans with different sugar levels to measure what happens at
> different levels. I did get some wonderful 3D pictures of my brain - the
> surprise was it actually was there and working!
> Hope that helps.
> Best wishes,
>
> Ian Grant
>
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