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RE: [IPk] Variable insulin resistance etc

Hi Melissa,

I have only been on this site for a week.  I notice that you were a
MiniMed pumper for quite some time but then moved to an Animas pump.
How are you finding the new pump/support etc?  Are you pleased with the
move and what made you move after such a long time with Minimed.

Hope you don't mind me asking all these questions.  We are hoping that
our daughter Alex will get a chance to pump.  I have seen a Minimed 512
and I hope to see a D-Tron soon.  I haven't heard anything about the
Animas so anything you could tell me would be great.



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Behalf Of Melissa P. Ford
Sent: 16 January 2005 01:16
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Subject: Re: [IPk] Variable insulin resistance etc

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Mmm Ken,

I think Pat meant that her meter average is 9 mmol/L, which is not in
least equivalent to an A1c of 9. (Pat - please correct me if I'm wrong 

It's more like her A1c should be around 7.5-7.7 if her meter average is
at least according to this chart (see below) that I found on Medscape.
These numbers may have been revised since the DCCT was published and
test standardization became a prioritiy, but I don't think they'll be

One could say that an A1c above 6.5 is in general not so great, but if
but <8  is the best that one can achieve without too much hypoglycemia
hypo unawareness, it may be okay as long as one has good genes.

Type 1 11+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 1 year

HbA1c Value Average Glucose
7% ~150 mg/dL (8.3 mmol/L)
8% ~180 mg/dL (10.0 mmol/L)
9% ~210 mg/dL (11.7 mmol/L)
10% ~245 mg/dL (13.6 mmol/L)
11% ~280 mg/dL (15.6 mmol/L)
12% ~310 mg/dL (17.2 mmol/L)
13% ~345 mg/dL (19.2 mmol/L)
14%  ~380 mg/dL (21.1 mmol/L)
*Nathan DM, et al. N Engl J Med. 1984;310:341-346.
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