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Re: [IPk] Any advice?!

And of course the D-TRON is fully waterproof, as with the H-TRON :)

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From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 10 October 2000 20:23
Subject: Re: [IPk] Any advice?!

>Jenny Davey asked:
>>Does your control really improve a lot with a pump?
>Usually. But it depends. The pump gives you the tools to get much much
>better control, but it's up to you how well you use those tools. And as
>elisabeth said, it will most likely encourage you to eat a less healthy
>diet. Don't know what others have found...
>>How do you choose between the different pumps on
>Much the same way you choose a new car... hunch, instinct, desire, how nice
>the salesman was, and so on. If you can, try both pumps. You may be able to
>get a one month free trial on each.
>As far as I can work out, the only main differences between the MiniMed 508
>and the Disetronic D-TRON is that the 508 has a remote control allowing you
>to hide the pump away somewhere inaccessible, and not have to fish it out
>every time you want to bolus. And the D-TRON is much easier to refill: you
>just drop a prefilled cartridge in. On the MiniMed you have to mess around
>with needles, big syringes and bottles, trying to flick out wretched air
>bubbles - having warmed the insulin to room temperature first. I speak from
>experience :-)
>And the D-TRON won't be available till January. In the meantime, the H-TRON
>is pretty good, and I'm told they will give you a free upgrade.
>There's another pump about to be released in Europe, the Animas R1000, but
>no launch date is set yet.
>PS Talking about the D-TRON, yes, it uses the bog standard 3ml Humalog pen
>cartridge that is available on prescription. John Hughes at Disetronic
>confirmed that. Slightly oddly, it won't use the Novo 3ml cartridges. Only
>the Lilly ones, which are a slightly different shape. Apparently Novo
>weren't very cooperative, so they designed the pump around the Lilly
>cartridge instead. If you want to use a Novo insulin, you have to fill the
>cartridge yourself like on the MiniMed pump. Anyhow, that's enough! I'm
>mailto:email @ redacted
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