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Re: Paradigm 515 WAS RE: Hypos RE: [IPk] Paradigm 512


Thanks Melissa.  You have read my thoughts exactly.  Over the last couple of 
days I have been wondering if the Medtronic is the best next pump to have. 
Unfortunately I believe my hospital still only goes that route however. 
When Pat went through this, as it did not concern me personally and would 
not for a long time, I could not see where she was coming from but now I 
understand perfectly.  Surely it should not be necessary to change hospital 
simply to get up-to-date and suitable technology.  I have very little time 
to make decisions here as the problem is with me.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 4:07 AM
Subject: Paradigm 515 WAS RE: Hypos RE: [IPk] Paradigm 512

> Hi June,
> Paradigm 515/715 was not fully launched in the UK. The rationale at the 
> time that the decision was made was that the 522/722 would be launched in 
> Europe before being launched in the US so Europe would get eeeeven cooler 
> technology than the US sooner rather than later for once. It is unclear to 
> me whether that strategy is being followed through, though.
> Cozmo and Animas pumps definitely offer adjustable duration of insulin on 
> board and you can get Animas in the UK. If your consultant is willing to 
> write, "It is important that June have an insulin pump which permits her 
> to adjust the duration of insulin action within the insulin-on-board 
> calculation feature. This means that she should have a _____ brand, _____ 
> model insulin pump. A pump that does not allow her to adjust the duration 
> of insulin action within the insulin-on-board feature (that is, a 
> Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 512) will not meet her needs," you should have 
> some bargaining power - but do ring John Davis about this matter. He will 
> have more insight than I do!
> Of course, you can do like Jackie and work some maths rather than rely on 
> the IOB feature within the 512 - that is an option if you're decent with a 
> calculator and a clock!
> Melissa
> Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2 years 6 months; 
> glad I never had to argue about the model of pump I got and sorry that 
> others have had to :|
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