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RE: [IPk] Pump v Pump



Well said Bethan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of BETHAN JONES
>
>
> Very interesting to see what some of you have to say about different pumps,
> the pros and cons.
>
> I've been pumping since February and use the Accu-check Spirit.  I had no
> choice in the matter this is the pump that my hospital use i.e. the company
 > that the hospital has a contract with. I'm not sure if I would be able to ask
 > for a different pump, but I'm happy that I've got a pump, I know how
difficult
> it is for many people to acquire one.  I'm sure if I would ask I'd have to
> fight for a different one.
>
> I've had no problems with the Spirit, and think that the features on it are
> good.  Other pumps have many more features, but do you use all of them?  At
> the end of the day pumps do basically the same, administer insulin to you 24
> hours.  The only problem I do get is air bubbles when filling the cartridges,
> but this does not affect the delivery of my insulin.  They are in the process
> of making pre-filled cartridges which will be much better.
>
 > I can't really comment and say if the Spirit is basic because I haven't
really
 > looked into the features of other pumps. The only thing that I think would be
> of use is the IOB calculator.  To say that the Spirit is crap well thanks,
> makes us Spirit users feel as if we're using second best pumps.  All that I
> can say it's 100 times better than MDI and I'd rather have the Spirit than no
> pump at all.
>
> Best wishes.
>
>


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