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Re: [IPk] Re Time for an Upgrade



Totally agree.


-----Original Message----- 
From: DIana Maynard
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:49 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re Time for an Upgrade

the Medtronic pump has a remote, but I never use it be ause it's not very
reliable. hard to tell if the bolus or suspend has actually worked or not in 
a
noisy environment. so I still fish around in my bra.
Di

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> On 21 Mar 2014, at 22:29, Ingrid Glass <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> Hi Mary,
>
>
>
> "However, I was somewhat disappointed to learn that it does not have the
added
> feature of a hand held device to operate it from afar so that I could move 
> on
> from having to dip into my bra to fish it out to bolus! "
>
>
>
> I was at a pumpers' education day last Mon & amazingly, as I was the only
> Animas pump user (Vibe), I had the luxury of the 'session with the rep' 
> all
to
> myself, and so the opportunity to discuss all & sundry pump-wise with her 
> for
an
> hour & half :) :) she's looking into my IOB gripes, took it all very
seriously.
> Anyway, I'd barely got the words out about what a difference it would make 
> to
> have a hand held device and ===> they know, yes yes they know very well, 
> it's
> one of the commonest grumbles and comparisons with other pumps they hear -
"THEY
> HAVE HAND HELD REMOTE DEVICES, WHY CAN'T WE?????" And in particular why 
> it's
> available for the Ping (US equivalent...ish) but not the Vibe? So it turns
out
> that the Ping remote works on wave lengths which would interfere with the
> military here in UK which they hadn't realised in development! And that's 
> why
> there's no remote, so far...
>
>
>
> But never say never, at least Animas know it's a big gripe and they might 
> get
> their act together soon for UK pumpers.
>
>
> Ingrid
> .
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