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RE: [IPk] minimed

 Here is some information and reviews of Mini Med pumps. I had heard that they
are now not advertising
there pumps as "swimming proof"


Jackie, England
Mum of Sasha aged 9 dx 1999, twin sister Rebecca, both coeliac 2001
Mum also to Danni and Nicola, wife to Terry

Sarah wrote:
> -----Original Message----
> hmmmm. I'm confused. I was thinking about getting a paradigm pump as these
> are waterproof (or at least so I though!). I've just tried the UK minimed
> site which I now can't get anywhere on. I can get info on diabetes and pump
> therapy but not product info which now appears to be accessible only to
> health care professionals. Technically I am a health care professional (but
> don't have easy access to a fax machine to prove my status!), but I don't
> quite understand the need to bar patients from product info especially as
> most of us are paying for the products. More worryingly, the american site
> which does have product info on it now says that both the 508 and paradigm
> have the same water resistance - they're ok for 'accidental dunking or
> splashing' but they advise disconnecting for swimming. I thought that one of
> the main advantages of the paradigm was waterproofness. It is also
> advertised as the 'new paradigm 512' - is this the one that is available
> here? It also comes with a BG meter - does that happen here and are the
> strips available on the NHS? Anyone else found this a problem (or am i just
> incompentent at using their website?!)? I'll try calling Minimed again, but
> usually whoever I need to speak to isn't there and my calls never get
> returned...
> <end of rant>
> Sarah
> DM7y 508 9m
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