Re: [IPk] Might just get a choice!
It's great that you have been offered a pump, I can remember talking to
you - many months ago - about getting the pump at the Bristol meeting we all
I just checked the UK Insulin Pumpers Website and there is a great page,
written by Pat, which may give you an idea on what pump you could choose.
I have to say that I wasn't offered a choice, or if that was the case - I
just wasn't listening. If you can remember I use the Accu-Chek Spirit, and
when I started using it I just used the 'Beginners' setting. I feel that
the pump has now grown with me. I also have been very lucky in getting all
the additional Extras provided by Roche. I did at one time want to try the
Medtronic Pump, but I found it impossible to get any 'CUSTOMER SERVICE'. I
even wanted to buy a CGM, and no one replied - I didn't just e-mail them
either!, I rang and was told someone would get back to me. Obviously when
they didn't I decided not to take it a further. I agree that we all have
different needs from the pumps we use. From My own personnel experience the
pump sort of grows up with you, but I hope that the link on the UK pumpers
website gives you an insight into what's available.
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From: "JOANNE PARSONS" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 2:21 PM
Subject: [IPk] Might just get a choice!
> Hi All
> I wrote the other week concerning starting the pump and the hospitals
> preferred pump... At the time I had only a verbal dates and was awaiting
> offfical letter. Well the official has now arrived...
> There is two parts that makes me ponder to about choice?
> On the first training date on the 7th May states that this is a
> to carb counting (already doing) and quote 'Oppertunity to look at the
> pump with a final decision as to which type shortly after the day.
> Futher in the letter it says that a group of us 4/5 will be starting
> (I'm hoping that if everyone else decides to drop out for what ever reason
> doesn't stop me from starting!) It then goes on to explain that unless
> is a specific reason for using a alteritive pump make or model that we all
> starting on the same pumps... It does go onto to explain that when our
> are due to be replaced in 4+ years that we will be a position to choose
> So it's going to be interesting to see what pumps they've got, what they
> by 'specific reason' as I have a fair idea what pump I would like..... I
> wonder if my reasoning is going to be specific enough to choose it?
> John Davis and Lesley Jordan will be pleased as with the gumpth that I
> recieved witht he letter they do point us towards not only the different
> manufacturers of pumps, but also to the INPUT site as well....
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