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Re: [IPk] Re: Happy New Year



Tony,
I'd be very interested in coming on board with any group purchase. Please
keep us in mind.
Thanks
Miriam
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony O'Sullivan" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 04 January 2005 01:23
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Happy New Year


> The Guardian is an exciting system certainly, I've thought about how I
would
> get the most from the 3 days, running an experimental programme of unusual
> foods I can't carb count and seeing how poorly my pathetic attempts to
match
> them with insulin work, as well as looking at the effects of exercise,
sex -
> sorry I mean swimming! etc etc....but just because the technology is now
> available to us as individuals, doesn't mean we all need it, or that any
of us
> will need it all the time (especially at that expense)! In Ireland, I am
> thinking about organising local branches to buy the machine, and that
members
> would hire or borrow it, paying their own sensor costs. All you need is a
> group of 10 or so in a region, and the cost comes right down.
>
> Oh, by the way, congratulations on the new baby, and 32 weeks isn't
terribly
> early these days, although it will be emotionally difficult for a few
weeks.
> Maybe this isn't the best time to go on the monitor?
>
> Tony O'Sullivan
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Lesley Jordan
>   To: email @ redacted
>   Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 12:44 AM
>   Subject: [IPk] Re: Happy New Year
>
>
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>   Adrian Miller writes:
>
>   > Adrian
>   > Who almost certainly will be buying a Guardian RT when its released!
>
>   I'm kind of thinking along those lines too, but having seen a rough
guide to
>   the price, it won't be practicable for day-to-day use.  The system will
cost
>   around 3k and the sensors around 50 quid each (ie 50 pounds every 3
days).
>   However, a single 3 day stint like I did with the CGMS is almost
useless.  I
>   would need to hook up perhaps constanly while I adjust basals and then
again
>   maybe twice a month until further basal adjustments become necessary.
My
>   pumping experience so far has shown I need to adjust basals every couple
of
>   months anyway.  Perhaps I'll never be able to afford to run a Guardian
RT!
>
>   <end of thinking out loud>
>
>   Cheers
>
>   Lesley
>   IDDM 36 years, D-Tron Plus 2 years, Diaport 2 weeks
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