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Re: [IPk] pump and monitor

Michael ,
This is only phase 1 of the product and once the device is accepted as
reliable and useful by all concerned it will be very closely followed by
Phase 2 which will provide all of the information on the screen and have a
hypo alarm.

The idea for Phase 1 is that childen will wear the device over night for 3
days and the doc will then be able to alter the insulin doses accordingly to
avoid hypo .It is certainly a lot better than we currently have which
involves  bringing individuals into hospital overnight for 24 hour  studies
with blood testing hourly .

Because this is a new product and long awaited we need to be cautious and
everything is being closely followed by the FDA and European regulatory
agents .

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 10 May 1999 00:09
Subject: Re: [IPk] pump and monitor

>On Sun, 9 May 1999, morag_mclaren_minimed wrote:
>> The rationale for not showing the glucose readings on the screen every 5
>> mins is because we need to be sure that both the medical community and
>> people with diabetes understand how to respond to these readings with
>> appropriate insulin doses and because we don't want people to become
>> obsessed with chasing glucose values .
>Baloney! Hiding information is stupid. One of these gadgets would be very
>useful to profile a child during the night without having to wake them.
>The way it is now, you have to wake them even if you have one of these
>things to have them test and see if they are not to high or low anyway.
>A monitor with a display would be a boon to parents of diabetic children.
>Some STUPID bureaucrat thinks hiding information is somehow useful. When
>will people learn? Must have been a decision made by another one of those
>incredibly well informed diabtes doctors!!
>Michael Robinton
>Executive Director
>Insulin Pumpers
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
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