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RE: [IPk] Re:funded pumps



Having brought up the pumps are available to everyone but only if self
funded how many members of this news group have completely funded pumps? And
also how many were sold them and told the running costs would be greatly
less than thy are currently paying. I have a Disetronic and was told the
running cost would be in the region of #650.00 pa when in actual fact they
are closer o #1200 if I used all the consumables as suggested by the
manufacturer. Is this the same with Minimed?

Miles Powley
T1 27 years


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Steven J Sexton
Sent: 03 July 2001 23:00
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: glucowatch


David

I think it depends on what you want it to do and what it was designed to
do, which may be two slightly different things.

As a piece of new technology to measure BG levels with finger pricking it
has to be good news and some could say it has been a long time coming. The
fact that at the moment it can't be used as a direct replacement for BG
testing or cannot be used under some circumstances is understandable
because the technology is new and it has only had a limited testing &
development. Know doubt with time it will be a suitable alternative to BG
testing.

In terms of reliability and accuracy, I think if you look back at when BG
meters were first introduced - how accurate and reliable were they at the
time and particularly if you compare them with todays meters.

In terms of availability, again when BG meters were first introduced I
don't believe they were instantly available to everybody. Today, insulin
pumps are only available from selected diabetic clinics in the UK.

Potentally it is a useful product and no doubt in a few years time we will
all be using some form of non-invasive technology to measure our BGs and
wondering about all the fuss was about. I have no doubt that at some time
in the future continuous blood glucose monitors will be linked to pumps
with some very sophisticated software to create an some form of artificial
pancreas.

Steven



>I think this has been advertised
>totally wrong its definatly been advertised as something dosn't do what WE
>want, and at a great expense, no wonder they are offering a 30 day trial.
>      I would be very interested in seeing the results of the 30 day return
>scheme
>
>Dave.
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