Re: [IPk] Pump upgrade - what are the options?
- Subject: Re: [IPk] Pump upgrade - what are the options?
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- Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:51:56 -0800
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From: Belinda Washington <email @ redacted>
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I think that your questions may need to be guided by your hospital's
Very few hospitals give patients the choice of all the pumps on the
If you find out what pump suppliers they work with are, then you will
hat your choices are. They may be a Medtronic-only clinic.
> On 10 Jan 2014, at 10:28, Laura Holborow <email @ redacted> wrote:
> My hospital has sent me a letter inviting me to a pump upgrade workshop -
> in which I'll be given a new medtronic pump (I haven't been told which one=
> and not even given a choice of colour it seems!! lol).
> I've used medtronic pumps since I started on a pump around 2001, don't use=
> especially low basal rates etc to need anything unusual, but don't
> particularly want to be upgraded without any discussion seeing as I'll be
> living with this thing for the next 4 years! Within that time I might be
> considering pregnancy - is there any functionality needed there which the
> medtronic is good/bad for?
> Does anyone know of any new pump makes/designs/brands out there that would=
> be worth considering instead of the medtronic? Or even a rumoured major
> change to a pump, that would be worth waiting for, instead of getting this=
> one and then having to wait years before I can upgrade.
> Thanks for any thoughts or ideas.
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