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

Hi Melisssa

Sorry I have not replied before.  Thanks for the information regarding the 
515 and 522.  What they have done seems very silly to me.

I am very interested in the Animas and the miniscule basels it allows.  I am 
also interested in the larger screen and particularly want to have more 
accuracy with calculating insulin still active in the body when bolussing. 
How do you actually work out how long Humalog works for in your body?  Is it 
guess work or is there a definite method?  I'm good at mathematical 
calculations but using the brain is more time consuming and I am sure not as 
accurate as an algorithm.


----- 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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