Re: [IPk] Brain tumours/pump holiday/Spirit
>I know we've had this discussion before, but have you tried
>alternative sites other than your abdomen?
I'm pondering that, Di. Thanks for your thoughts :-)
>I didn't know the Spirit was on the market yet. What's so good about
>it (as opposed to any other pump? Just out of interest. I couldn't
>find much on the web about it.
Different things happen in different countries at different times for
I did a Google, and got loads of hits, till I found I'd searched on
Distronic Spirit ;-)
I'm a lazy old sod, and they are inviting me to try it, so try it I
will. No doubt I'll find 12 things about it I don't like. Or perhaps
I won't :-) I'll let you all know!
If your German's good, there's a page about it here:
And a US angle here:
Slightly old news maybe, but I saw this paragraph on the above page:
Update: July, 2003 The FDA has halted importation of any new
Disetronic insulin pumps into the U.S. This action comes from
problems with manufacturing documentation and company procedure.
European manufacturing emphasizes use of master craftsmen who
construct each pump from start to finish before comprehensive
testing is done to ensure the pump meets very high standards. The
FDA prefers a more piecemeal, add a part, then test, approach to
manufacturing. Roche, the parent company, plans to reintroduce a new
line of insulin pumps into the U.S. when these issues are resolved.
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