OFF LIST RE: [IPk] Pumping Insulin (the book-er-the Bible)
I had forgot Dianne was from Canada and had a husband with no hands.
I guess that as Dianna does a lot of diabetes support for her husband she
probably means she and he loves the RT. Because she has to help him with his
care she probably spends a great deal of time doing the management.
I do find myself talking about how much I like Sasha's pump or infusion sets
etc because we are still involved in supporting her. Though now Sasha is taking
over a great deal of it these days, as is only right.
> Hi Dianna
> Did you get your own pump? I thought your interest in pumping was due
> to your husband's diabetes...?
> As for Animas, NO the Animas pump does not yet work directly with a
> glucose sensor. The deal between Animas and DexCom is for a
> combination product to be launched in 2009, probably. This is public
> information - here's a press release from Jan 2008:
> The reason to switch from a 722 to an Animas, if one lives in the UK
> (bearing in mind that the IP UK e-mail list is intended for people who
> live in the UK and are treated under the UK National Health Service)
> is clear: available basal rate adjustment increments. The MM glucose
> sensors are not generally paid for by the NHS and most people who have
> a 722 can't easily afford to buy the sensors on a regular basis, so
> the fact the pump can communicate with glucose sensors doesn't make
> any difference to most UK pumpers. The MM 522/722 basal dose increment
> of 0.05 can mean that someone with high insulin sensitivity has
> trouble fine-tuning his or her diabetes control: one rate may be too
> much, while the next closest rate is too little. Meanwhile, some
> people with high insulin sensitivity may be able to fine-tune their
> control with an Animas, which has a 0.025 basal adjustment increment.
> Hope this makes sense
> Type 1 15+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 4.5+ years
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Dianna Inkster
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > For new pumpers, the book Pumping Insulin is invaluable.
> > You can also check the American insulin pumpers list and the
> Canadian website
> > www.diabetesadvocacy.com .
> > Dianna
> > 508 in Feb. 2002
> > 511 in March 2003
> > Paradigm RT in Feb. 2007
> > I love the Paradigm RT.
> > Does Animas have sensors yet? If not, why would anyone switch from
> a Paradigm
> > 722 to an Animas?
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