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  1. Seth Rothberg
    Seth Rothberg August 13, 2012 at 4:39 am | | Reply

    I loved this review by Allison at DMBooks. Even though she had some pointed criticisms of the book, she told me enough about it to decide on my own. If I do win a copy am I required to check on Facebook or Twitter to find out?


  2. Kristin W
    Kristin W August 13, 2012 at 5:14 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the review, Allison! I have been pumping for years but never gotten into CGM. I might have turned to this book, if not for your review.

  3. Melissa
    Melissa August 13, 2012 at 6:25 am | | Reply


  4. Brian
    Brian August 13, 2012 at 6:28 am | | Reply


  5. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell August 13, 2012 at 6:49 am | | Reply

    I’m currently reading this book. Based on what I’ve seen so far I think your review is spot on Allison. I expected something along the lines of the Pumping Insulin classic, which can be very detailed and perhaps too much to digest easily.

    But so far I’ve been unimpressed by the level of detail in this book. I’d agree that it’s clearly aimed at beginners, or those who are trying to decide whether pumping is for them. With the reduction in endos, perhaps there’s a market for a book like this. But I was expecting more.

  6. Dan Patrick
    Dan Patrick August 13, 2012 at 8:20 am | | Reply

    Hi AllisonB.
    A review of a written document is an important skill and assistance to people in need. A DMbook brings an added insight. Question, you discoverd that three other pump manufactures were mentioned. I know that you have had discussions with diabetics from other parts of the world. Who is the major supplier of insulin pumps in Europe? Meaning there is a fourth manufacturer. Keep up the goodwork and as always have a great day.

  7. Betty
    Betty August 13, 2012 at 11:16 am | | Reply


    My husband just got a CGM and is looking at getting a pump. This would be great.

  8. Lisa Thomas
    Lisa Thomas August 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | | Reply

    DMBooks – My husband is looking into getting a pump and we can use all the insight possible.

  9. Jennifer c
    Jennifer c August 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for bringing new books to our attention!! Dmbooks

  10. Lorraine
    Lorraine August 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm | | Reply

    Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for letting us know about this book. DMBooks

  11. Aliza Chana
    Aliza Chana August 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks !! Thanks for your candid review, Allison! I would love to read this DMBooks choice and hopefully pick up something new about pumping, after being t1/CFRD for 11 years and pumping for 10, always looking to learn something new.

  12. Amber Gentry
    Amber Gentry August 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm | | Reply

    DMBooks. Might be an interesting read… or I could share with some of the DiabetesSisters’ gals at the next group

  13. Kathy
    Kathy August 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm | | Reply

    Great book! Dm books

  14. Marcy Krull
    Marcy Krull August 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm | | Reply

    Interested reading up on all kinds of insulin pumps,pros and cons etc ! DM Books .

  15. Judy Wood
    Judy Wood August 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm | | Reply

    DM Books-thanks for the review.

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  17. Kari Rice
    Kari Rice September 30, 2012 at 9:07 am | | Reply

    I have been looking for indepth information on changing to a pump after doing injections for the past 33 years. I have the brochures for Medtronic Paradigm Revel Minimed and Animas OneTouch Ping. I called Medtronic Sales wanting more information on how their CGM works but unfortunately the sales rep wasn’t too helpful. Would I still have to do continous finger checks with the medtronic? Which pump is better for someone who really is very apprehensive about about being attached to a pump? I have read as much info that I can find, but nothing from someone who has used both and what are the real pros and cons are Any help would be greatly appreciated. After reading Allison’s review I doubt Fran Kaufman’s book would give me the information I am looking for.

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