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[IPk] MiniMed 508



Your combined charms have enabled Morag to persuade MiniMed to let us have
the 508 pump from 1st january 2000 (First in Europe again!). So basically
anyone trialing a 507 pump now will get a 508 if they choose.

Best to all

Ray Morrissey

----- Original Message -----
From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Welcome note from John Neale


> Hi Christine :-)
>
> I do remember you now... I think!!!
>
> >Thanks for the welcome, I may have met you up at the exhibition in Oxford
> >recently.  I was helping John Davis on the Input stand.  I had the 507C
for a
> >month because my 506 was being repaired, would prefer to change but can't
> >afford it at the moment.
>
> Have you seen the new 508? They're available in the US, but someone told
me
> they wouldn't be available in Europe till next year. Can anyone confirm
> that? It has a remote control to hang on your keyring, so you don't have
to
> fish your pump out from where ever you've secreted it in order to give
> yourself a bolus. What will they think of next? :-)
>
> >I am having a few skin problems and have changed to the silhouette sets a
> >couple of days ago, do you use them or have any knowledge of them?  My
skin
> >on my stomach has to rest for a year (or so the doctor says) and have
changed
> >to my thighs, but even the skin there is becoming slower to heal between
> >catheter changes.  I do use a protective wipe onthe skin before the
catheter
> >is inserted.  At least the silhouettte has less adhesive area than the
> >sof-set QR catheters so am hoping that will help.
>
> I have skin problems too. I am very fair skinned, and get allergic rashes
> easily. I found the original SofSet adhesive pad left a terribel weal on
my
> skin. The later "improved" version simply fell off. For the last year I've
> been using Tenders - which is the same product as the Silhouette - but
> marketted by Disetronic. Generally I have been very happy with it: it
stays
> on securely, but comes off easily when you want to remove it. But recently
> I've started to get a rash around the outside of the pad, and the wound
> doesn't heal so rapidly (or am I just getting paranoid?). So now I'm using
> Rapids - they're sold by Disetronic. The new Rapid D's have a
disconnection
> on the tuning, rather like the SofSetQR. So far, so good... It has a very
> fine 28G needle, and is handy for putting in "awkward" places!
>
> >When I disconnect from the
> >silhouette, do I have to slot the plastic cover in place before I shower
or
> >swim?  Any helpful hints would be appreciated.
>
> I've been advised that it is only necessary to put the covers on if you
are
> somewhere very dirty, like on the beach... seems sensible!
>
> All the best
>
> John
>
> --
> mailto:email @ redacted
> http://www.webshowcase.net/johnneale
>
>
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